Monday, September 10, 2007

Quote of the Day and then some...

From Think Progress, a comment on the post about David Brooks trying to associate bin Laden with Liberals:

From Bush to Brooks, Osama bin Laden knows how to play his useful idiots.

Note to Brooks et al: OBL's a lot more symbiotically useful to you wingnuts than he is to us, which is why you haven't pursued him like you should have. You're the ones who turned his sucker punch on us into an excuse to abrogate the Constitution and plunge the United States into international criminality. Go fuck yourself. And that Texas mule you rode in on.


Robert Parry

Just as Sylvester and Tweety Bird achieved lasting Hollywood fame from their comical cartoon chases, the less amusing duo of George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden continue to benefit each other by reviving their long-distance rivalry, one posturing against the other in a way that helps them both.

“The vast majority of you [Americans] want it [the Iraq War] stopped,” bin Laden said. “Thus you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning.”

That means if the Democrats do renew their efforts toward forcing American troop withdrawals, Bush and his supporters can simply accuse the Democrats of following bin Laden’s orders or playing into bin Laden’s hands.

The reality may be the opposite, but a few Republican floor speeches and a couple of well-placed op-eds should be enough to spook the already nervous Democrats.

In other words, any similarity in language between bin Laden and what many Americans say in common conversations will be used to discredit them. They will become bin Laden’s fellow travelers.

All the better to get Bush and bin Laden what they both really want: a prolonged war in Iraq – and possibly a U.S. attack on the Shiite government of Iran.

There you have it.

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