What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 12, 2007

Al Qaeda - Back At Full Strength.

9/11 happened and al-Qaeda was behind it. The war on terror was born.

Then George W Bush lied us into a war with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11: Iraq.

So how're things going for ole dubya and his war(s)?

The situation in Iraq is "grave and deteriorating" according to the Iraq Study Group and MSNBC is reporting that CIA Director said it's "irreversible."

The situation with al-Qaeda is not going any better.

From McClatchy:
The al Qaida terrorist network has rebounded and is at its greatest strength since it was expelled from Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a new top-level U.S. intelligence assessment concludes, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
And the AP:
A new threat assessment from U.S. counterterrorism analysts says that al-Qaida has used its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border to restore its operating capabilities to a level unseen since the months before Sept. 11, 2001.
Do you think that maybe, just maybe, if dubya hadn't ordered the invasion of Iraq, the war on al-Qaeda would be a little farther along? Gone are the days when dubya can boast taking out taking out 2/3 (or was it 3/4?) of al-Qaeda's leadership. And we won't mention Cheney's delusion that the insurgency is in its "last throes."

Bush deserves his low approval ratings. He deserves the scorn that history will inevitably place on his dry-drunk shoulders. He deserves the blood on his hands of the, by now, more than thirty six hundred dead American servicemen and women in Iraq.

No way around it.
Worst. President. Ever.


Schmuck Shitrock said...

Worst. President. Possible.

Makes one yearn for Dick Nixon or Ronny Reagan, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

It may be a toss up between Bush and James Buchanan. Buchanan was pretty bad--how do you let half the country leave on your watch?

As for Al Qaeda, if the British bombings are any indication, they're at less than full strength. They basically had a bunch of clowns make gas bombs. Startling technological advances there.

I think the "gut feeling" comment was prompted by Chertoff seeing a gas sign. "Oh shit, it's under three dollars a gallon, we better do something to scare the public and increase gas prices." They went up 10 cents here in Hagerstown in five hours after his comment his the wires.

They know that the high gas prices and oil profiteering are going to be short lived. They know that they're going to get a President that will actually do something about energy reform in 2009. So they're manipulating the market to steal all the can while the getting is good.

Blue Neck said...

So, what's with dubya's homeland security guy saying we should expect a major terrorist attack within our borders this summer?

I thought we were fighting them in Iraq so we didn't have to fight them here?

Heir to the Throne said...

A Resurgent Al Qaida?

Sherry said...

this line about fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here was, i thought, a nonsense statement to begin with.
and the "evildoers" have proven me right.
did any of the bush supporters for the continuation of the iraq war stop to think about what that staement really said?
1st. it's not as if every muslim terrorist in the world is just going to keep coming into iraq to replace those killed or captured.

2nd. did anyone think that any terrorists needed to "follow" us back to america because they couldn't find their way here without help??!! they came here first, remember(and NOT from iraq)

and if chertoff is expecting another attack here, well then they aren't staying over THERE are they?

did fighting them "over there" stop the terror in england and scotland, spain etc?

do those that believe that statement/reasoning really think there are no terrorists here already or making plans to come in this country from let's say, eastern europe? you know, those muslims that aren't brown skinned!

and yet, people swallowed that foolishness about "over there!"

letting afghanistan go back to the terrorists. taking our troops away from the pakistani border.

yeah, what a commander in chief the learder of our country has turned out to be. he's sucked at taking care of our own government as well as it's citizens !

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Nice strawman, Mein Heir.