Sunday, July 08, 2007
Rumsfeld called off capturing al Zawahiri in 05
As I happily watched people like Lenny Kravitz, Al Gore, and The Beastie Boys try to save our planet, Saturday's news from Iraq was especially bloody: 150 killed by car bomb and 250 wounded. Too bad spilled blood and body parts couldn't stop global warming, huh? But I tried to be upbeat. Millions of folks were trying to change the world in peace and unity... but then I read the NYT's for Sunday. Ya know, when I first used this pix of RumSkull in a post on August 30 of 2006, I never thought I'd have to dig this image up again. I was wrong. It seems that in addition to being a colossal moron and creator of clusterfucks, we can now add pussified and pissing in his pants Republican chickenhawk to his list: "A secret military operation in early 2005 to capture senior members of Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s tribal areas was aborted at the last minute after top Bush administration officials decided it was too risky and could jeopardize relations with Pakistan, according to intelligence and military officials." Wha-wha-what? A plan to capture senior Al Qaeda members was aborted? I bet the senior Al Qaeda members were just nobodies, right? Uh... no.: "The target was a meeting of Al Qaeda’s leaders that intelligence officials thought included Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s top deputy and the man believed to run the terrorist group’s operations (including inside Iraq)." Capturing bin Laden's top deputy who is helping to kill our troops in Iraq? Who in their right mind would call off THAT?: "The mission was called off after Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the defense secretary, rejected the 11th-hour appeal of Porter J. Goss, then the director of the CIA." Oh... well... umm... clearly the mission was scrubbed because we just weren't ready... right?: Uh... no: "Members of a Navy Seals unit in parachute gear had already boarded C-130 cargo planes in Afghanistan when the mission was canceled, said a former senior intelligence official involved in the planning." Hmm... well maybe NOT taking out bin Laden's top deputy isn't such a big deal, huh? Uh... no: (From FoxNews on July 5, 07) "Al Qaeda's deputy leader sought to bolster the terror network's main arm in Iraq in a new video released Thursday. Ayman Al-Zawahiri called on Muslims to follow a two-pronged strategy: work at home to topple "corrupt" Arab regimes and join Al Qaeda's "jihad," or holy war, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia to fight and train "to prepare for the next jihad." Oh... shit. I got nuthin'. Well.. uh... hey... wingnuts told me that Clinton was too busy getting a blowjob to prevent 9/11 from happening. Well that simply isn't true, and as horrific as it was, 9/11 killed less than 3000, yet the war in Iraq has killed nearly 4000 US troops/ wounded 1000s and 1000s and killed 100s of 1000s of Iraqis, so there ya big doodyhead.