Joe Bin Laden wants a truce
The original bad penny just turned up again, seeking a "truce". Joe Bin Laden (oops, the sheer length of his statement made me think of Windy Joe Biden at the Alito hearing) stated:
|We do not mind offering you a long-term truce with fair conditions that we adhere to... We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat.|
Mass murder is still permitted, however.
Bin Laden also took time to complain that President Bush is ignoring opinion polls in his handling of the war (unlike Bin Laden fave Bill Clinton):
|[W]hat prompted me to speak are the repeated fallacies of your President Bush in his comment on the outcome of US opinion polls, which indicated that the overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of the forces from Iraq, but he objected to this desire and said that the withdrawal of troops would send the wrong message to the enemy.|
...To go back to where I started, I say that the results of the poll satisfy sane people and that Bush's objection to them is false...
Translated: Stop killing us! For the love of... please withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq! We're dying out here... we're dying... stop it already!
That Bin Laden draws succor not from events in the combat theater but, instead, by opinion polls and calls for withdrawal by the American left (Murtha, et. al.) is telling. That's why the majority of Americans continue to ask the left, "whose side are you on?"
Of course, offering such a logical, straightforward argument to the left is like teaching quantum mechanics to a cow.
What Bin Laden's statement does clearly tell us is that Al Qaeda's only hope lies in convincing the American public to elect more Democrats to Congress in 2006.