WHERE'S AL WALDO?
As the Muslim world writhes with anti-American demonstrations and riots and as the Iraqi resistance rips apart our mired in the sands military, Bush and the Olin-backed military/industrial rulers debate what to do next.
The official mouthpiece of the rulers, the Washington Post, has this amusing story today:
The Bush administration has launched a high-level internal review of its efforts to battle international terrorism, aimed at moving away from a policy that has stressed efforts to capture and kill al Qaeda leaders since Sept. 11, 2001, and toward what a senior official called a broader "strategy against violent extremism."Nature also is unkind to empty heads.
The shift is meant to recognize the transformation of al Qaeda over the past three years into a far more amorphous, diffuse and difficult-to-target organization than the group that struck the United States in 2001. But critics say the policy review comes only after months of delay and lost opportunities while the administration left key counterterrorism jobs unfilled and argued internally over how best to confront the rapid spread of the pro-al Qaeda global Islamic jihad.
President Bush's top adviser on terrorism, Frances Fragos Townsend, said in an interview that the review is needed to take into account the "ripple effect" from years of operations targeting al Qaeda leaders such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, arrested for planning the Sept. 11 attacks, and his recently detained deputy. "Naturally, the enemy has adapted," she said. "As you capture a Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an Abu Faraj al-Libbi raises up. Nature abhors a vacuum."
Why are the "key jobs unfilled"? This is truly funny. There are a million right wingloons who need jobs and will happily do any job that requires a vacuumed brain and bad record of success. Why aren't these know-nothings filling these jobs? Are they now worried that the blanket "the buck stops at the lowest level" isn't going to save their necks in five years? Or are they not filling these jobs because they just don't care and like smearing America's collective face in their feces? Who knows? They haven't filled any of these jobs since...the election.
I remember that time. The Olin-financed press and fellow whores all screamed about Kerry not being strong enough for saving us from bin Laden who sent us a video where he dared us to vote in Bush who he called the stupidest leader on earth. And of course, the Olin-right wing media immediately said we should vote for Bush because bin Laden said he was stupid. Isn't that a joke?
I know the Chinese are laughing, too. The NYT said Bush's handling of China was "masterful" too. Make our enemies laugh to death, indeed.
We will note the WP won't tell us why "violent extremism" is increasing and why al Qaeda is no longer what it was but is now a very powerful force in the Muslim world....all of this was laughably easy to predict. We pundits on the left laid out the facts long before the illegal invasion of Iraq. Today we get news which isn't new at all, that Britain, in collusion with the American war criminals, doubled the bombing attacks on Iraq before the war in the hopes that disarmed Saddam would fight back. I noted back then the increase and said it was part of a coordinated effort to provoke war and I compared it to Hitler's attempts at prodding Poland into WWII.
In many ways, this is the culmination of a heated debate that has been taking place inside and outside the government about how to target not only the remnants of al Qaeda but also broader support in the Muslim world for radical Islam. Administration officials refused to describe in detail what new policies are under consideration, and several sources familiar with the discussions said some issues remain sticking points, such as how central the ongoing war in Iraq is to the anti-terrorist effort, and how to accommodate State Department desires to normalize a foreign policy that has stressed terrorism to the exclusion of other priorities in recent years.The WP won't talk about how the head of the anti terror efforts has quit one after another in quick succession. This office is now a vacuum. Why do they quit? Why does the mainstream media shrug their shoulders over this odd happenstance?
"There's been a perception, a sense of drift in overall terrorism policy. People have not figured out what we do next, so we just continue to pick 'em off one at a time," said Roger W. Cressey, who served as a counterterrorism official at the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. "We haven't gone to a new level to figure out how things have changed since 9/11."
"No question this is the next stage, the phase two," another senior counterterrorism official said. "We are coming to the point of decisions."
Much of the discussion has focused on how to deal with the rise of a new generation of terrorists, schooled in Iraq over the past couple years. Top government officials are increasingly turning their attention to anticipate what one called "the bleed out" of hundreds or thousands of Iraq-trained jihadists back to their home countries throughout the Middle East and Western Europe. "It's a new piece of a new equation," a former senior Bush administration official said. "If you don't know who they are in Iraq, how are you going to locate them in Istanbul or London?"
As for the "bleed out of Iraqi-trained jihadists": this terrible, stupid, boneheaded crusade we launched because our leadership was asleep at the wheel (or actively colluding with) the mysterious terrorists on 9/11--what has "changed" is America is led by open traitors who kiss and hug and hold hands with the Saudi Arabian princes who are our dire enemies. These men hate America, hate our freedom and lust to control us. On top of that, the Zionist lobby wants to use our power for their own aggrandizement and on top of all this, the big boys, the Daddy Warbucks of the military/industrial complex want us to waste our time and money on big bombs and big equipment so they can get even richer. None of this has squat to do with making America safer.
After 9/11, well actually before 9/11, fixing things so terrorists couldn't hijack planes was laughably easy and it still is which is why it isn't happening, namely, putting sky marshals on every flight and checking luggage carefully. Period. That is all it takes. Otherwise, normal FBI actions is all we need.
Which is why the 9/11 commission refused to do anything right. While Congress gaily went off to confront Galloway and then hide his testimony, after foolishly broadcasting it...oops...they did the opposite for our own personal ruler, Mr. Bush. He and Cheney got to hide their testimony, not do it under oath and worse, the Olin-soaked media circus of whores didn't put up a loud yell about this travesty. Instead it was the usual, "don't look, just move along there," and off the cliff fell the memo, "Bin Laden determined to strike in the USA".
Another key aspect is likely to be the addition of public diplomacy efforts aimed at winning over Arab public sentiment, and State Department official Paul Simons said at a congressional hearing earlier this month that the "internal deliberative process" was broadly conceived to encompass everything from further crackdowns on terrorist financing networks to policies aimed at curbing the teaching of holy war against the West and other "tools with respect to the global war on terrorism."OK. I think I am ready for a job. According to the WP, they can't fill the positions for winning hearts and minds in Muslim nations. They can hire me. This latest fiasco, the "we didn't flush the Koran down the toilet, we only put it in the toilet and talked about flushing it" is ridiculous. I would close Gitmo and tell Bush to haul our troops out of Iraq and out of the Middle East all together and then I would deal with the Christian right wing here in America. They are a huge part of the problems we are having. So we should deal with our own blood thirsty radical religionists and let the Muslims deal with theirs. We can tell everyone that liberalism is the best policy and mixing church and state is wrong and the Founding Fathers were right...oops again.
I forgot. We tore up our Constitution some time ago.
"(The Bush bureaucrats) recognize there's been a vacuum of leadership," said a former top counterterrorism official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. "There has been a dearth of senior leadership directing this day to day. No one knows who's running this on a day-to-day basis."I like this anonymous source. A fearful little rabbit of a man who is terrified of his own ruler, talking about vacuums of leadership! He wants to drive his cute car and keep his cute wife happy and in nice dresses and send his kids to cute private schools and live in a cute house in DC. He dare not say anything too radical or open. So this tiny, little, petty, funny, pathetic worm of a man talks about a leadership vacuum! Say, dude! I talk out in the open! Be a man! Shed all this stuff and be a real patriot! "Give me liberty or give me death"...eh? Or is it 'Forget about it, I want to be a worm"?
In general, current and former officials familiar with the discussions said, the challenge is to reorient U.S. efforts when the immediate threat from al Qaeda seems to have receded, though it is still far from disappearing. Osama bin Laden and other top lieutenants remain at large, but many U.S. experts appear to now agree with the assessment of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who told a reporter recently that "we have broken the back of al Qaeda."
This level of craven, stupid, cowardice ticks me off more than anything. This worm will snipe at his vacuous leader but not call Bush a bad leader by name, neither his own nor Bush's name! Instead, he plays Mr. Clueless even as he holds a job protecting us from terrorists!
Ever hear of resigning in protest? We know the Olin oily media whores will attack him just like they attacked anyone who told the truth but so what?
This is what "manhood" was supposed to be about! Standing up and being counted! Bravery! Fighting! Where is the spirit?
This and mostly this is why America is doomed. The people at the helm are AWOLs like Bush or runaways like Cheney and a host of equally cowardly fools driving us into one war after another even as they pretend this is all some one else's fault which is why the UN meeting about nuclear proliferation collapsed.
I challenge the Washington Post to reveal the name of the inept idiot working on Homeland Security. He just said, America's protectors are asleep at the wheel and just like on 9/11, unable to protect us. I want this man's name and I want him appearing before a Congressional Investigation committee, maybe the clowns who grilled Galloway?
Ha. This will make bin Laden laugh to death. A great plan, no?