I was just reading Bill O'Reilly's talking points about former CIA agent Michael Scheuer's article in the washington Times (there's a bastion of journalistic integrity) about how we don't have what it takes to win the war on terrorism. Excuse me, but isn't that the Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism? Any time I read some one drop the phrase "Islamofascist" I automatically think Christianazi,as we are over there trying to impose our belief system on a group of people happy with theirs and only wish to get us the fuck out of their countries. really. that's all they want. If you would have read the alQueada posting immeduiately following 9/11 (which they blamed on Israel, they never took any credit for the act except in a crudely made video tape showing a fake Osama laughing at a television screening of the planes hitting the towers), you would see that their main objective is to rid their countries (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, etc.) of all the outsiders who wish to force their influence on said countries. They don't want to take over the world, that's the aim of the Neocon Nazis in the Bush administration.
According to Bill, our press is more concerned with Valerie Plame, an act of treason that he considers no big deal, than it is with the war on terror (which, I guess Bill needs to be reminded, has been changed to the Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism) of which Iraq had no part in and was in fact monitoring terrorist organizations which Saddam saw as a threat to his secular regime. Sure, he was sending checks to the families of suicide bombers, but hell, we're sending checks to the government that ran Rachel Corrie over with a bulldozer (repeatedly) as she tried to prevent the destruction of a Palestinian doctor's house.
US scientists have recently reconstructed the 1918 Spanish Flu virus that created a pandemic, and one wonders: what is the purpose of this, since bio-weapons are illegal under international law? I mean, why are we spending time and money and energy developing a weapon that should never be used? And if you think that it's safe in the hands of the US, remember that's where the anthrax used in the anthrax letters came from, a US bioweapons lab. Al qaeda doesn't have these resources, they just a bunch of cave dwelling religious wackos who distrust science as much as the Religious Right.
And so, let me remind you that the most violent extremists in the world right now are the neocon nazis in the Bush administration. They use torture. They use chemical weapons like napalm on civilian populations. They invade countries under false pretenses. Any one who supports these lunatics are a threat to the American ideal (well, we did wipe out the Indians, but if we don't mention that then we can feel so much better about ourselves) and should be feared more than anybody in al Qaeda. I mean, the guy downstairs is Middle Eastern, gone frequently and keeps odd hours, but I feel better livng next to him than I do if I lived next to Bill O'Reilly.