(And no, this isn’t “a global struggle against extremism,” or “a global conflict against insurgents,” or whatever Karen Hughes and Frank Luntz are calling it this week. If our people are dying, this is war.)
As surely as flatulence follows a case of indigestion and decay follows death, the murdering cowards of Al Qaeda have returned once more to try and frighten us into submission with threats of more violence (aided by our dear MSM cousins who get big ratings by trying to scare people).
The new number two jackal in this hateful bunch has issued more threats to this country and Great Britain in the wake of the London bombings and the ever-escalating threat to our forces in Iraq.
If these individuals weren’t so completely consumed with hatred and blood lust, they could actually make a case to the world community that the fundamental reason for their rage is actually credible to a point (re: the intervention of our forces in Iraq and our unquestioning support of Israel), but terrorism and their refusal to renounce acts of violence destroys their credibility.
This is yet another reminder of Bushco’s failure to bring some of these animals to justice. This is yet another reminder that we are fighting the wrong war in the wrong country for the wrong reasons. This is yet another reminder that the people running the countries who profess to be our allies (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia) are either completely co-opted by Muslim extremism or reluctant to lift a finger to apprehend these individuals because they fear to maintain their power or even continue to live their lives.
Here is my attitude (and it was the attitude I had when I drove home from work in King of Prussia, PA via the Pennsylvania Turnpike eastbound to New Jersey on 9/11, wondering if a plane would fall out of the sky and crash onto my car):
Only God knows how much of my existence on this earth is guaranteed, not some murdering coward with a rag on his head making threats from a hidden location half a world away. All we can do is live our lives as best we can, and what will be will be.
Oh, one more thing: David Sirota reminds us again about everyone who cheered Dubya on when we launched this misbegotten escapade in Iraq, which has contributed in a huge way to this dire mess (the Dems could definitely learn from Joe Hoeffel on this one).