Sunday, January 15, 2006

DISASTER

The UK Guardian reports on the apparently failed attempt to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri:

“The drone, the CIA and a botched attempt to kill bin Laden's deputy”

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,16937,1686918,00.html

Oh, how I hope this report is flat wrong.

Because if it’s true, it’s an example of how the US has become every ugly thing its enemies say it is, and every ugly thing we say we’re fighting against.

This time, WE are the terrorists…

It has oft been recounted that some years back Slick Willie had a chance to “get” bin Laden with a cruise missile attack, but declined to act, based on the possibility faulty intelligence might result in a mis-strike that would kill innocents.

Republican hawks have made much of that “failure.” Now their opponents will make more of this “success”…

I know, I know… There is supposed to be a war on. I know saying “we are the terrorists” is taunting a charging bull.

You know what? I don’t give a damn. This is unforgivable. I don’t care if the target was the devil himself; it’s still unforgivable. Killing Zawahiri, or even bin Laden, isn’t going to “kill” Al Qaeda. But killing uninvolved tribesmen in Pakistan, and violating international law in the process by crossing a recognized National border without that Nation’s permission, will help to swell Al Qaeda’s ranks and bank accounts.

A just Nation would turn the person who authorized this over to the Pakistani government for prosecution.

We’ll see what our Nation does…

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