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.”
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:
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.