Ummm, So If They’re There, Why Aren’t We Here?

According to this article from CNN, Al Qaeda says they’re “in partnership with Iraq”, at least according to the State Department, in a new statement from the elusive Osama. Didn’t Osama say the same thing about the Palestinians? So, if Al Qaeda is in “partnership” with Iraq AND the PLO, why aren’t we threatening the PLO with bombing and “regime change”?

I understand the need for different policies for different situations and governments. But… come on. I think we should drop the Al Qaeda argument for now, and stop providing this evidence, which may or may not be valid. Go on the weapons and the failure to comply. So far, it looks like the terrorism connection it tenuous and circumstantial. It provides too much room for dissent, which we’re obviously trying to avoid. The case for misleading and obstruction is sturdy, and is only weakened when we use weak arguments.

Not that I’m for going to war yet. I don’t know where I stand. And honestly, I’m in no hurry to make up my mind. No one’s going to ask for my position or opinion before the bombing starts anyway, and I don’t get to vote for a while now.

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