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September 8, 2007
Osama Tape Echoes the Left
It seems unreal, almost ridiculous that Osama Bin Laden would use the exact same criticisms used by Democrats against George Bush.
But the tape released yesterday of Bin Laden's address to the American people makes it abundantly clear that at least as far as talking points are concerned, Osama would be at home if he attended any Democratic party gathering in the country:
He says to the American people, "you made one of your greatest mistakes, in that you neither brought to account nor punished those who waged this war, not even the most violent of its murderers, [former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld…” "You permitted Bush to complete his first term, and stranger still, chose him for a second term, which gave him a clear mandate from you -- with your full knowledge and consent -- to continue to murder our people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then you claim to be innocent! The innocence of yours is like my innocence of the blood of your sons on the 11th -- were I to claim such a thing." Bin Laden says President Bush's words echo "neoconservatives like Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Richard Perle."Osama even established that he probably reads liberal blogs when he took the Democrats to task for their inaction on Iraq:
"People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there."He went on to praise far left author Noam Chomsky and invite the American people to overthrow the government and embrace Islam.
I wonder how it makes Democrats feel to see their criticisms and even their exact words thrown back at them by Bin Laden? No one is suggesting that the Democrats agree with Osama's tactics or his kooky ideas about religion. But it still must be unsettling to see your own talking points being used by an avowed enemy of the United States.