New Bin Laden Video?

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  1. Annie
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    Time will tell, for authentication:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060119/ap_on_re_mi_ea/al_qaida_bin_laden

     
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    Every time bin Laden rears his ugly head, he uses lines straight out of the Democratic talking points...and that pisses me off!!! Do the Dems not realize what they're doing to empower these people?
     
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    Actually it was an audiotape, my bad. I think it probably means that Pakistan Predator attack inflicted significant damage. Does he really mean a 'truce'? No way, nor would we go with that.
     
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    Sounds like Osama is pussin' out.
     
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    Here's the last Osama Video Tape
     
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    Maybe Dennis Radoman is going to punish you with his crazy hair. :laugh:
     
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    sounds like he's scared. Good.

    Hobbit--Democratic talking points? Huh? Why not use the Republican phrase instead, the "war for the hearts and minds" of the Muslim peoples around the world? For Democrats to be somewhat more willing to listen to what actually bothers Muslim people hardly makes us complicit in bin Laden's terrorism. That's an insulting statement.

    On the other hand, by going at the problem cowboy-style, as Bush has, perhaps it's all too easy to win the battle, but lose the "hearts and minds" war. It's not a Democratic talking point to wonder whether we're creating terrorists with some of our actions--it's a serious military worry right now, which has been voiced by Republicans and military figures, and was suggested by the conservative think tank, the Cato institute, last year. And it's not a Democratic talking point to notice that support for the U.S. among neutral Muslim nations has fallen precipitously as a result of our invasion of Iraq--when it had risen to new heights following 9/11, and had not been hurt by our actions in Afghanistan.

    All that aside, I hope that the Iraq experiment succeeds, that a Democracy is established there, and that the Muslim world comes around concedes that the intervention was useful. If we're lucky, the hearts and minds battle can be won that way. But don't pretend there is no such battle.

    Mariner.
     
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    Sounds an awful lot like what democrats blather these days.
     
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    The offer of a truce is tantamount to an admission of defeat.If Osama Bin Laden is suddenly extending the possibility of a truce, then we must be winning the war against Al Queda.

    An historical precedent exists. During the last days of World War II many high ranking Nazis were secretly attempting to negotiate a truce with the Allies once they realized that they could not win the war.

    My guess is Al Queda's days, as well as Osama Bin Laden's, are numbered.
     
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    I find it interesting that he offers a truce right after 4 of his top people were killed in Pakistan, and they are still unsure if they might have gotten al-Zawahiri...
     

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