He’s Back

Ken AshfordWar on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

After remaining silent for 3 years, Osama bin Laden is going to post an online video to mark the 6th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, according to news reports.

For you kids out there, a little history:

  • bin Laden and his organization, al Qaeda, were responsible for the 9/11 attacks
  • Saddam Hussein in Iraq wasn’t
  • None of the hijackers were from Iraq (in fact, they were mostly from Saudi Arabia, our ally, which incidently may be where bin Laden is actually hiding out)
  • We invided Iraq anyway, under the false pretenses of Hussein having WMDs
  • To do so, we diverted military personnel and resources away from the hunt for bin Laden
  • Saddam didn’t have WMDs
  • al Qaeda and al Qaeda-inspired jihadist groups didn’t exist in Iraq prior to our invasion
  • They do now
  • 3,760 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq, including the seven killed yesterday
  • Bush: "We’re kicking ass".
  • Bush also hailed Anbar province in Iraq as a success story, hailing the improved security there.
  • Four of the seven U.S. soldiers killed yesterday died in Anbar province attacks.

Mission accomplished.