Osama Offers Truce

I rarely, if ever, write about international politics, particularly US politics.
But this story is too important to pass up.
From Al Jazeera (I know, I'm sorry, it's a rag, but I needed the quote).
"This message is about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to end those wars," it began. "It was not my intention to talk to you about this, because those wars are definitely going our way... But what triggered my desire to talk to you is the continuous deliberate misinformation given by your President [George] Bush, when it comes to polls made in your home country which reveal that the majority of your people are willing to withdraw US forces from Iraq... The new operations of al-Qaida has not happened not because we could not penetrate the security measures. It is being prepared and you'll see it in your homeland very soon," the voice attributed to bin Laden said, apparently addressing Americans... "We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you."
How would I respond, if I were an American?
Well, I think it would be something along the lines of "Screw you," or "Up yours!"
And yet, there will be a bunch of misguided, hippie, peace-nik, treehugging, commie pinkos who will actually take this offer as being genuine.
I can hear the CBC now. "And George Bush refused to negotiate with bin Laden, who only wants to end the war and resume peaceful relations. We go live to a tiny group of student holding a candlelight vigil outside the American embassy..."


Shane said...

Why am I getting flashbacks to that scene from "Independence Day" where the alien, with is tentacle wrapped around Brent Spiner says, "No Peace.... No Peace between us..."

This statement makes no sense. Bin Laden's "religion" has not changed. His goal is the total Islamcization of the world. His goal remains the imposition of the status of Dhimmi on all Westerners. If he wants a peace it is because he wants to regroup. It is not because he is being merciful or considerate or in any way has changed his views.

Anonymous said...

"...thanks for having us Peter. We the members of the local chapter of H-Iota-Pi-Pi-Iota-Epsilon Tau-Rho-Epsilon-Epsilon-H-Upsilon-Gamma-Gamma-Rho-Sigma as well as the general collective of the poli-sci department would like to express our disgust at the antics of the extreme-right-wing-neo-conservative Harp...er...Bush.

As a sign of our protest we are standing here in cold rain trying to keep our candles lit. But in order to show how serious we are we will now lick the metal pole over there as a symbolic representation of how we've been gagged by the oppressive ultra-anti-left-wing-fascists that are in power!


Krydor said...

Do a search on the exciting word "hunda", and then figure out what Osama is getting at.

He's looking for a time out.

Anonymous said...

Q: When does any aggressive forces ask for a truce?

A: When they are spent and will lose without a break in the action.

America would be stupid in the extreme to accept this offer of "truce" - which is exactly why I predict the Democrats will latch on whith all of their might.

One only need open the history books to a time ~65 years ago to find how effective appeasment is as a diplomatic strategy.

Les Mackenzie said...

"Up Yours" would be a good response.

Bin Laden and his crazy walking bombs are losing by attrition.

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