Thursday, June 15, 2006

White House announces new AQ chief in Iraq

That didn't take long. The White House has named a new boogeyman to take over for Zarqawi. Meet Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri. Of course, he says he's the new leader but nobody is really certain it's true. But why let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good press release? The administration will need someone to blame for the continued violence in Iraq and any name will do. They all start to sound alike after a while anyway.

Meanwhile, the GOP is busily following the Rove plan book and attempting to paint Iraq as proof positive they are the only party that can provide for national security. Maybe they don't read the news but they're clearly counting on the public not to do so either. The Senate went through the motions on the issue and after much impassioned debate, decided on a 93-6 vote to do nothing. But they're all on record as talking tough about terrorism. Pathetic.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

libby- did you see the "safe house document"? It is an al queda letter. You know wasn't planted because it calls for a PNAC style disinformation campaign to get the US into war with Iran. divding and conquering Iraq. It sounds like an AEI newsletter

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Blogger Blogenfreude said...

Wait ... I thought we'd turned another corner ...

1:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I did catch that Lester but I neglected to grab the link. I think it underscores the point I made at the DetNews that our current foreign policy is playing right into AQ's hands.

Blogenfreude, of course we turned another corner. It's the only way to keep going in circles....

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