Thumbing His Nose at Bush
While the US is mired in Iraq, the real master terrorist shows that far from doing a good job on terrorism, Bush created a more fertile environment for terrorism to thrive. The latest audiotape from Osama bin Laden confirms the reports that he has evaded the US forces looking for him and that the trail for him has grown cold. Bin Laden's goals have always been to disrupt the Saudi Arabian government and to hurt the US for their actions in the middle east. This audiotape praises the attack on the US Consulate in Saudi Arabia and asks Muslims to continue to wreck havoc where ever they can.
In one segment, the speaker exhorts Muslims to support the insurgency in Iraq, saying that "targeting America in Iraq in terms of economy and losses in life is a golden and unique opportunity. Do not waste it to regret it later."
In another passage, the man identified as Bin Laden discusses the price of oil, accusing the United States of seeking to control the region's vast supplies and keeping petroleum prices depressed.
"Exert all that you can to stop the largest stealing operation that takes place in history," he says, according to a U.S. government translation of the tape. "Be active and prevent them from reaching the oil, and mount your operations accordingly, particularly in Iraq and the Gulf, for this is their fate."
Think about how effective bin Laden has been in achieving his goals while Bush prioritizes on the wrong things. Bush continues to pour money down the star wars blackhole, picks a corrupt and incompetent person to be head of Homeland Security, and stands behind his ghoulish Defense Secretary, all acts that show he still doesn't really care about combatting terrorism. And bin Laden is still out there showing that he does understand how to take advantage of Bush's missteps.