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Osama’s Moose

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It seems absolutely plain to me that Osama, Zarqawi, and the host of lesser terrorist lights have a specific goal for the US presidential election – to see George W. Bush defeated. This translates into terrorists for Kerry, which is, admittedly, simplistic. Charles Krauthammer explains:

An electoral repudiation of President Bush would be seen by the world as a repudiation of Bush’s foreign policy, specifically his aggressive, preemptive and often unilateral prosecution of the war on terrorism, most especially Iraq. It would be a correct interpretation because John Kerry has made clear that he is fighting this election on precisely those grounds.

Does this mean that the bad guys want Kerry to win? Michael Kinsley with his usual drollery ridicules the idea by conjuring up the image of Osama bin Laden, “as he sits in his cave studying materials from the League of Women Voters,” deciding to cast his absentee ballot for the Democrats. The point, of course, is that the terrorists have no particular interest in Kerry. What they care about is Bush. He could be running against a moose, and bin Laden and Abu Musab Zarqawi would be for the moose.

It’s fair to say that Osama is in the ‘anybody but Bush’ crowd, in which he has a lot of company in the US.


Written by martinipundit

October 8, 2004 at 12:34 pm

Posted in GWOT

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