Allies: From Reid’s Lips to Osama’s ears

posted at 12:22 pm on April 26, 2007 by Bryan

On the JYB I wrote a series of posts called “Allies,” which were meant to give readers a glimpse of how statements and actions made by politicians here had to hearten Islamist terrorists everywhere. And specifically in Iran, where I’ve believed bin Laden to be hiding for years, but that’s neither here nor there. If you want to check them out, here’s the fourth one I wrote and you can follow links from it to the others. They were mostly written from the point of view of an assistant to “the sheik,” bin Laden. Here’s a sample:

Four safe houses in five days, if you could call them safe houses. The first was an abandoned mule shed on the edge of a farm. The second was a decent apartment in town, but they had had to leave that one after just a few hours when that tip about the ISI came in. The third–better to just forget that one. It stank of pig urine and left everyone queasy. And now this one. Little more than a hut. And the sheik planned to continue worldwide jihad from here?

The leader shook his head, as if waving off a thought unspoken. “I need to get word to the Iranians. They have channels to influential friends in Washington, people who share our hatred for that Bush. They will know what to do to make sure our friends in Tehran continue developing our greatest weapon without fearing an Israeli or American air strike.” The sheik spat into the dust.

The young jihadi sighed. We are stranded here. We will probably die here. He looked up to see the sheik standing less than a meter away, regarding him like a spider gazes at a captured fly. Surely he cannot read my mind…

“Yes, we must. The Iranians. The bomb.” He stuttered the phrases, and knew instantly that the sheik was aware of his distraction. “Our allies…there are others?”

The sheik’s gaze softened. “Do not worry, Abdul. There is no shortage of people who distrust this Bush fellow enough to help us.”

Washington, DC

As Tehran raise fears with its increasing nuclear capability, the world must address Iran’s emotional needs and agree to a nonagression pact, says Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.

Biden was cited by Boston Globe columnist H.D.S. Greenway, who wrote that President Bush’s rhetoric about freedom and specific references to Iran is making people wonder if Tehran will be the next target, after Iraq.

Greenway wrote yesterday: “Senator Joseph Biden said that even if Iran was a full democracy like India, it would want nuclear capability, like India. What the world needed to address was Iran’s emotional needs, he said, with a nonaggression pact.”

Yes, the Biden story is real. I’ve lost the link to it in the two years since it was published, but he actually said that we need to work with Iran’s “emotional needs.” Needs which apparently include electing a genocidal apocalyptic pirate for its president, but never mind that.

Well, that in mind, read this item that Weasel Zippers picked up:

Islamic State Of Iraq: The Cross Worshippers And Their Henchmen Plans Have Collapsed
Apr 25, 2007 By Ubaidah Al-Saif, Jihad Unspun Arabic Source: Al-Fajr Media

As usual, this was followed by a swift visit by the new (American) Defense Minister “Gates” who said, “The American support to the Maliki government is not unlimited”, insinuating that the American administration is impatient with the Maliki government that is incapable of handling the strikes of the Mujahideen. This comes on the heels of an important statement by House Majority Leader Harry Reid who previously said, “The Iraqi war is hopeless and the situation in Iraq is same as it was in Vietnam.”

We never did find out who Tokyo Rose was, but we know who Harry Reid is. He’s the Senate Majority Leader, but after declaring the war lost and pledging not to listen to Gen. Patraeus’ updates, Reid isn’t fit to hold the office of dogcatcher. Censure would be too good for him. He’s demonstrably helping the enemy by giving them propaganda victories against our troops. He is demonstrably helping the enemy while our troops are in a shooting war. What Reid has done isn’t dissent, and it’s certainly not patriotic.

I can think of a few words that describe Mr. Reid. None of them are printable here.

Update: Here’s the Biden story mentioned above.


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I’ll take “When careers, connections, and perks are more important than your county.” for 800 Alex.

Ringmaster on April 26, 2007 at 12:27 PM

Ill say one that comes to mind immediately, “Traitor”

Viper1 on April 26, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Wow. Dare I say Fred!Bryan…? Not trying to pander here bud but saying stuff like OBL is/has been in Iran and Reid is catscat sorta touches this old mans heart.

Limerick on April 26, 2007 at 12:37 PM

If McCain wants a minimum 10-point bump in the polls, all he needs to do is come out and say – “Harry Reid does not want us to win this war”.

gash on April 26, 2007 at 12:41 PM

The democrat party will leave no stone unturned in its effort to encourage and embolden the enemy that is killing our men and women in Iraq.

Too bad the woman in the White House doesn’t have the balls to call them on it.

Labamigo on April 26, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Huh. What would motivate Biden to say such a thing?

Mysteries abound.

Slublog on April 26, 2007 at 12:41 PM

I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
or any taint of vice whose strong corruption
inhabits our frail blood.
William Shakespeare

Zetterson on April 26, 2007 at 12:44 PM

The Reid/Pelosi/Murtha Iraq plan in simplified form:

1) Predict failure
2) Do whatever it takes to make the prediction come true
3) Blame it on George Bush

What we are watching, people, is absolute moral bankruptcy in action. Reid and Pelosi are contributing to American deaths in Iraq just as surely as Kerry and Fonda did in Viet Nam. May they suffer the same eternal fate.

I excerpted and linked at 2007.04.26 Dem Perfidy // Islamism Delenda Est Roundup.

bdfaith on April 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Rich Galen says:

If the Republican apparatus were up and running with any kind of efficiency, the RNC would be demanding of every Democrat in the nation running for (or serving in) any elected office to declare whether or not they agree with Harry Reid.

Valiant on April 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

The Reid/Pelosi/Murtha Iraq plan in simplified form:

1) Predict failure
2) Do whatever it takes to make the prediction come true
3) Blame it on George Bush

What we are watching, people, is absolute moral bankruptcy in action. Reid and Pelosi are contributing to American deaths in Iraq just as surely as Kerry and Fonda did in Viet Nam. May they suffer the same eternal fate.

bdfaith on April 26, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Actually, there were several “Tokyo Roses”.

The most famous one was caught.

She was a Japanese-American woman, named Iva Toguri, who ended up stranded in Japan at the outbreak of the war and then – she claimed- was forced to broadcast propaganda for the Nippon imperialists.

She was captured at the war’s end by the Allies, imprisoned, and later released, then Gerald Ford pardoned her after testimony from a POW (who was in Japan during WW II and who saw her broadcasting) spoke out in her favor.

She claimed she tried to insert hints that she wasn’t for real, and attempted to be as absurd as possible in her broadcasts so as not to be taken seriously.

http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/biblio_toguri_iva.htm

Reid, however, is only a prisoner of his own treacherous stupidity nad teasonous power hunger.

So even proverbial traitors turn out to be better than Harry.

profitsbeard on April 26, 2007 at 12:49 PM

If the Republican apparatus were up and running with any kind of efficiency, the RNC would be demanding of every Democrat in the nation running for (or serving in) any elected office to declare whether or not they agree with Harry Reid.

And if they had had the good sense to put Michael Steele in charge of the RNC, that’s exactly what would be happening.

BacaDog on April 26, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Yes, the Biden story is real. I’ve lost the link to it in the two years since it was published, but he actually said that we need to work with Iran’s “emotional needs.”

Here you go, Bryan.

As for Reid, Biden, and the rest of their contemptible ilk, when did giving aid and comfort to the enemy become part of the Democrat party platform? (Rhetorical question–it was during the Vietnam War.)

ReubenJCogburn on April 26, 2007 at 1:12 PM

Nice job on the link–thanks!

Bryan on April 26, 2007 at 1:14 PM

From our local paper the AJC

Georgian among soldiers killed in suicide bombing

The Associated Press

Published on: 04/26/07

CARNESVILLE — A 19-year-old soldier from northeast Georgia was among nine members of the 82nd Airborne Division to die when suicide bombers attacked an outpost in Iraq.

PFC Ryen King was the second member of the 2005 class of Franklin County High School to be killed in Iraq in six months.

King was a two-sport athlete and member of the school’s Young Democrats.
King’s father, Jerry King of Bowersville, said his son told him he felt a “need to serve.”

Two suicide bombers struck the building in Diyala province on Monday, causing it to collapse. Twenty others were wounded in the attack.

King had been in Iraq since August. He had five sisters, ages 2 to 20.

In November, 20-year-old PFC Daniel Allman II of Canon died when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device.

No other comment other then Reid has spit on all of them.

LakeRuins on April 26, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Very prophetic, Bryan. Altho I hope not too accurate.

Thru the entirety of WWll Tokyo Rose could NOT have bought, or even fabricated, material so valuable to enemies of the United States of America, as Reid stated in one short week.

Reid needs to take a ROSIE, and go away.

shooter on April 26, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Nothing will happen to anyone except those that support this country and our military. They will be ridiculed, brought to hearings and the object of propaganda by the most powerful communication source in the world, the MSM.

The Democrats must keep the people of this country believing that there is no “war on terror” if they intend to stay in power. Their front line of military skill are pathetic hucksters like Kerry and Murtha, who serve to destroy the military for their own sake. This country has elected the biggest collection of anti-American Democrats ever assembled under one dome. The greatest single victory for Jihad in history.

Hening on April 26, 2007 at 1:30 PM

Viper1,

Please allow me to echo your sentiments; however I believe you are being a tad bit to polite and sensitive, I believe the proper verbiage should be GOD DAMN TRAITOR

Rock on………..

doriangrey on April 26, 2007 at 1:33 PM

How about “aid and comfort” to the enemy????

I keep thinking if you used his words in such simple context, how utterly stupid they would be.

It’s half-time at the Super Bowl and Coach Reid comes walking off the field in a close game.

“Forget playing the second half, I think I’m going to have my guys come off the field because we’ve lost the game”.

HarryStar on April 26, 2007 at 1:34 PM

What Reid has done isn’t dissent, and it’s certainly not patriotic.

I’m sure everybody here knows that Jefferson didn’t say that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. But few people know what Jefferson actually did say about dissent:

Political dissention is doubtless a less evil than the lethargy of despotism, but still it is a great evil, and it would be as worthy the efforts of the patriot as of the philosopher, to exclude its influence, if possible, from social life.

According to recent Sandbox blog posts, we may be reaching a tipping point in Iraq – here’s hoping we reach one in this country, too.

Laura on April 26, 2007 at 1:38 PM

doriangrey on April 26, 2007 at 1:33 PM

You already received a hint that your choice of words isn’t tolerated around here. Especially for one who looks only to pirate, err, mooch off of the traffic of this site.

We WONT click thru to your site. And we hope if you remain to comment, keep the offensive crap to yourself.

shooter on April 26, 2007 at 1:49 PM

From Reids lips to Osama’s ass.

mcgilvra on April 26, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Check this site out – TheirOwnWords – it is tragically ignorant how uninformed the American public is on the dangers of our time, and how the liberals and the media contribute to this ignorance, purely and simply for political expedience, forgetting that when we’re dead no one will be in power, except our executioners.

But, in the meantime we can party and make the masses feel faux secure with “if only we’re nice to these people, they’ll leave us alone”. See London/Britain, and how less radicalized their imams have become, by simply being nice to them.

Entelechy on April 26, 2007 at 2:44 PM

From a Time.com article:

Both Clintons have made the case to potential fund raisers that the U.S. will probably suffer a terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11 after the next President is sworn in — and that Hillary is the only Democratic candidate capable of handling such a crisis because of her Senate Armed Services Committee tenure and her years in the White House.

Does in make any sense for Hillary to support a premature withdrawal from this battle (Iraq) in the war against extremists if she believes there is another terriorist attack planned?

Seems to me her actions are in support of the idea of her being the most capable of handling the crisis.

In other words, Hillary is voting for Hillary. Harry and Hillary – two peas in the same pod.

News2Use on April 26, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Reid isn’t fit to hold the office of dogcatcher. Censure would be too good for him. He’s demonstrably helping the enemy by giving them propaganda victories against our troops. He is demonstrably helping the enemy while our troops are in a shooting war. What Reid has done isn’t dissent, and it’s certainly not patriotic.

Indeed.

Keep tellin’ it like it is, Bryan.

Lawrence on April 26, 2007 at 2:59 PM

From Redstate.com

This morning, the RS Insider saw Senator Feingold on CNN’s American Morning citing the US withdrawal from Somalia…

HOST: “[Your legislation] forces a redeployment of the troops because there’s a date certain that the funding will be cut off. … ”

Sen. Feingold (D-WI): “It’s just like Somalia. We had to get the troops out of there, it wasn’t working out. We didn’t take anything away from the troops”.

Also citing the US withdrawal from Somalia…

OSAMA BIN LADEN: “After a few blows, [America] rushed out of Somalia in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers. America stopped calling itself world leader… I was in Sudan when this happened. I was very happy to learn of that great defeat that America suffered…”

And…

OSAMA BIN LADEN: “We believe that the defeat of America is possible … We experienced the Americans through our brothers who went into combat against them in Somalia, for example. We found they had no power worthy of mention. … America exited dragging its tails in failure, defeat, and ruin, caring for nothing. America left faster than anyone expected. … [America] gathered up its army, and withdrew in defeat, thanks be to God.”

Redbird on April 26, 2007 at 3:11 PM

I’m not at all comfortable with censuring a Senator for expressing his opinion of how the war is going, no matter how dead wrong his opinion is. If the war, or any future war, ever truly becomes hopeless, I hope our Senators have the same freedom to discuss it candidly as we do.

RightOFLeft on April 26, 2007 at 7:15 PM

RightOFLeft, to whom much is given, much is expected. Someone in a leadership position has a responsibility to weigh the effect of his words carefully. He can discuss whatever he wants, as candidly as he wants, in private. Reid was factually incorrect, and irresponsible to say what he did because it handed a propaganda victory to the enemy. The enemy is already making the most of it, and using it to recruit more people to try to kill our soldiers. Reid should be censured for that, as should any politician discussing a future war.

Laura on April 26, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Laura –

Reid handed them a recruiting slogan, I’ll concede that. I’m just not convinced his comments tangibly made the insurgency any worse than it already is, however. The insurgents don’t seem to need much of an excuse to fight on.

RightOFLeft on April 26, 2007 at 8:17 PM

What we are watching, people, is absolute moral bankruptcy in action. Reid and Pelosi are contributing to American deaths in Iraq just as surely as Kerry and Fonda did in Viet Nam. May they suffer the same eternal fate.

bdfaith on April 26, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I believe what we’re seeing is another attempt at a political coup. And it’s been going on for 6 years.

When are the GOPers going to stand up and start slapping these traitors down? The GOP is in serious need of some balls.

techno_barbarian on April 26, 2007 at 8:40 PM

Today, the final curtain came down on the Harry and Nancy Show, as the Senate passed a bill that will remove us from Iraq.

As expected, the MSM critics gave it rave reviews as, no doubt, did al Qaeda.

As for the Iraqi people, their worst fear, that America will leave them as we did in Viet Nam, will been realized.

But, not to worry, because as thousands of Iraqis will surely be murdered, as occurred after our ‘withdrawal’ from Viet Nam, Harry and Nancy will proclaim that, in America, “we now have peace in our time”.

pocomoco on April 26, 2007 at 9:03 PM

RightOFLeft on April 26, 2007 at 8:17 PM

You won’t listen to the troops or the Iraqi people when they say that what Reid says hurts the war effort. You won’t even listen to the terrorists who thank Reid for the assist.

So who will you listen to?

Bryan on April 26, 2007 at 10:35 PM

Harry Reid: Al Qaeda employee of the month!

Mojave Mark on May 1, 2007 at 12:06 AM