I’m going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror because, except for one day five years ago, al Qaeda has pretty much left us alone.
That’s because Osama got what he wanted. There’s no mystery about what Al Qaeda was after. Like everyone from the Girl Scouts to Bono, Osama put his wish on his web site. He had a single demand: “Crusaders out of the land of the two Holy Places.” To translate: get US troops out of Saudi Arabia.
And George Bush gave it to him. On April 29, 2003, two days before landing on the aircraft carrier Lincoln, our self-described “War President” quietly put out a notice that he was withdrawing our troops from Saudi soil. In other words, our cowering cowboy gave in whimpering to Osama’s demand.
The press took no note. They were all wiggie over Bush’s waddling around the carrier deck in a disco-aged jump suit announcing, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.” But it wasn’t America’s mission that was accomplished, it was Osama’s.
CNN did in fact report the withdrawal. But everyone was so focused on Iraq that no one really paid any attention.
Why is that, though? One would think that "Bush Acquiesces to Bin Laden's Demands" to be pretty newsworthy. But I didn't hear anything to that effect, and I don't think anyone else did either.
Now, of course this doesn't mean that there is no terrorist threat (sorry). Just ask people in Mumbai, London, or Haifa. There are still plenty of extremists who want to destroy the West (and its way of life), and are willing to destroy themselves in the process. But it does mean that the picture is very different than the one presented to us in the media. And it also calls into question this adminstration's whole approach to the war on terror.
Anyway, I have to process this news a little more... all I really know is that I'm pissed that I found out about this from an "out there" blog instead of the MSM. As far as I'm concerned, this is just yet another nail in the MSM's bloated coffin.