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Kos and Osama agree - it’s the Democrats’ fault
Posted by: McQ on Friday, September 07, 2007

OK, I couldn't resist that, it was just too perfect. You'll see why in a minute.

ABC is offering the following as part of the transcript from the Osama bin Laden tape:
"People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there."
Oh, and Kos?
Here’s the bottom line — the voters elected a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate in 2006 to get the f’ out of Iraq. Democrats don’t need to compromise with Republicans. If there’s no money, there’s no way to continue the war. And with Democrats in total control of the House, and with the ability to filibuster any funding bill in the Senate, our side can hole up any bill that doesn’t do what WE want to do.
I question the timing.

As a bonus, OBL gives us a choice on how to end the war:
"The first is from our side, and it is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you."

The second is to do away with the American democratic system of government. "It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interests of the peoples and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations."
Instead of democracy:
"To conclude," bin Laden says, "I invite you to embrace Islam." He goes on to say: "There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling 2.5 percent.”
Huh ... just submit, become virtual slaves and everything is cool. Imagine - all of that and low taxes too.

(HT: Stop the ACLU)
 
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Huh ... just submit, become virtual slaves and everything is cool. Imagine - all of that and low taxes too.

That’s a selling point to the right, not the left.
 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
You’re correct ... for the left it just takes "submit".
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
And with Democrats in total control of the House, and with the ability to filibuster any funding bill in the Senate, our side can hole up any bill that doesn’t do what WE want to do.
However the moment they try that, Bush vetoes everything they pass, Republicans close ranks and prevent the Dems from over-riding the vetoes, and the Republicans also filibuster everything they dislike. Is Kos actually that stupid? Is he? He must be...
Huh ... just submit, become virtual slaves and everything is cool. Imagine - all of that and low taxes too.
I want to assure you all that I mean the following with every fiber of my being...

"Over my dead body."

No lie. I will die fighting before I allow what he suggests to happen.

I wonder how Kos feels about OBL’s offer...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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So OBL really doesn’t expect to succeed does he.

The only thing that will keep Americans from ultimately dancing on his grave is that it will be unmarked.
 
Written By: looker
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Huh ... just submit, become virtual slaves and everything is cool. Imagine - all of that and low taxes too.
Hmmm.


Would I have to grow one of those silly beards?
 
Written By: Aldo
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This story is so funny, I’m gonna be laughing all weekend.

Dear Kos: I laugh at your anger.

BWAHAHAHEHAW
 
Written By: shark
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It won’t be long before Osama is quoting John Cole ;)
 
Written By: capt joe on the road
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Hey, Kos IS the Democratic Party... just ask him, he’ll pop a Mentos and tell you.

/sarcasm off

And because he is such a major influence in the party, he provides all the grounds to wonder whose side they’re on... as if we have to wonder, given the history of the Copperheads.
 
Written By: SDN
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I question the timing.
Three snorks and high five of, "Heh!"

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
URL: http://tomdperkins.blogspot.com/
OBL:
American democratic system of government [only] achieve the interests of the major corporations
And
"I invite you to embrace Islam."
I’ll take the “evil” corporations over the OBL’s Caliphate any day of the week though!
 
Written By: Jon Herstad
URL: http://idioten.blogspot.com
I’m with you Jon. OBL, or his alive doppleganger, is too f’ed to parlay with. But it is funny that AQ is using DEm talikng points. Quite telling.
 
Written By: Obstreperous Infidel
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Finally .. a Democrat in favor of tax cuts.
 
Written By: Neo
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OBL is still alive and on the loose. None of those who blog on this site or who comment here seem troubled by that fact. Weird.

There was a time when those of us on the left used to count on our nutty right wing friends to hate and despise the existence of our enemies even more than we did. Not anymore. Now, the wingnuts joke about and delight in the latest sighting of OBL.

It’s no longer a secret: OBL and the political right in the United States need each other.

Sad. More twisted than sad, actually. There was a time when the political right in this country cared more about the country than power. That time has long passed.



 
Written By: mkultra
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There was a time when the political right in this country cared more about the country than power.
Come on MK - you hated ’them’ then, and you hate ’them’ now. Please... enough with the platitudes. Tell us how you really feel.
 
Written By: meagain
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OBL is still alive and on the loose. None of those who blog on this site or who comment here seem troubled by that fact. Weird.
I’ll tell you why.

Yes, it annoys that he *may* be alive (I’m still not entirely sure, but I’ll grant it for the sake of argument)

What has happened to Osama- especially with this rambling, no-play-for-Mr-Grey beard missive is the worst thing that can happen to any serious person:

He has become a joke.

So yes, while my absolute perference would be to see this scumbums dead body dragged down 5th Ave, his head cut off and stuck on a pike atop the Brooklyn Bridge while his body was stuffed with pig rectums and buried facing away from Mecca....this isn’t terrible. The once leader of ths new Islamic world order, the man who ordered killings and bombings is now reduced to using Just for Men so he can look pretty when he rambles on about taxes.

God has a sick sense of humor sometimes.
 
Written By: shark
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not only that, but I, persoanlly, can’t kill the guy.

It’s out of my hands.

I mean, I would... You offering?

I guess MK is mad that we aren’t rabid enough to protect the left from themselves anymore...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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OBL is still alive and on the loose. None of those who blog on this site or who comment here seem troubled by that fact. Weird.
You see, each and every time this guy makes a statement, the statement seems to make the Democrats look worse than the Republicans. This statement is no exception.

On the other hand, exactly what would the death of UBL bring ? His martyr status of course. But, unlike the possibility that the death of Hilter would have brought a quick end to WWII, the death of UBL would do almost nothing, except a brief satisfaction in the West that we can terminate anybody of interest. His martyr status would insure that he would live on .. in a form that couldn’t be killed.

Rather watching his now comical fake beard as Allah (praise be him) makes a mockery of his overzealous militant servant serves a much better goal.

When UBL learns humility, Allah (praise be him) will bring him home.
 
Written By: Neo
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OBL is still alive and on the loose. None of those who blog on this site or who comment here seem troubled by that fact. Weird.

OBL has become a complete joke whose organization is disintegrating around him. Some of those who comment on this site seem troubled by that fact. Weird.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Give away your rights but get a tax break?

Isn’t that the GOP Platform?
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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That bin Laden possesses the ability to watch TV, follow politics, and say things that might actually be true (as in, people voted Democratic in 2006 largely because they’re sick of the war) does not really make him a Democrat, or Democrats terrorists. That connection only appears to someone who sees two different people say the same thing and fails to realize they may both have different reasons for doing so...which when you think about it, is pretty basic knowledge for anyone who knows anything about people at all.
 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
He has become a joke.

Echoing MKultra above, it is strange that on right wing blogs you see people who want to make jokes about Osama bin Laden, and seem unconcerned at all that he’s still alive. Actually that’s not true: if they didn’t care, they wouldn’t blog about him, or they would, but they wouldn’t joke about it.

The fact is, as time has dragged on and we’ve gotten further and further away from the possibility of capturing bin Laden, right-wing blogs (and this one’s included, neo-libertarian label notwithstanding) have grown mocking of the man. That’s a highly interesting reaction, considering the man killed nearly 3000 Americans and mocks us with videos and tapes that he releases seemingly at will and without the fear that he’ll be found by our vaunted military or police forces. It seems to me that the fact that he can do so is so disconcerting to some on the right, that they turn to mockery in an effort to diminish bin Laden’s standing, so his ability to evade us seems less remarkable. Of course there are the convenient political reasons to do so as well, but I won’t get into that.

Well sorry guys, but it’s actually, really a bad thing that bin Laden is still out there. First of all, he evades justice for the crimes he committed. Secondly, he inspires jihadist the world over to continue attacking us. Third, he demonstrates even to those who don’t agree with him that we are weak, in that we are incapable of finding him after six years of trying.

Paranoia is an inappropriate response to bin Laden’s tapes. His tapes are not proof that we should immediately invade Pakistan to find him, or lock down are borders, or deport all Muslims, etc., etc. A justified response must still be proportionate and effective.

Mockery is also an inappropriate response. This man is a threat, he is a murderer, and justice is not served until WE find him and kill him, or bring him to trial, or whatever.

However, we on the left are permitted to reserve mockery for responses like the one here, where the response is to make a joke about how some guy on the left and bin Laden said sort of the same thing, so Democrats must be terrorists, etc., etc.

 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
I can just imagine the preparation ahead of recording, "Ali, does this beard make me look fat?"
 
Written By: TMLutas
URL: http://www.snappingturtle.net/jmc/tmblog/
Mocking is a absolutely appropriate response!

Geez Louise. Xanth, you go on and on about how his very existence inspires jihadists and what not, yet we’re supposed to what... act like he’s a big deal threat instead of a pitiful man hiding from us?

Right.

He’d inspire jihadists as a martyr too. And I’d prefer it. But until that happens I’m going to laugh at his pretensions and make jokes about his beard and point out that he’s hiding like a rat in a hole somewhere.

(Besides, thinking Bush is bad hasn’t stopped a single one of you from mocking him. Hypocrits.)
 
Written By: Synova
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Well sorry guys, but it’s actually, really a bad thing that bin Laden is still out there. First of all, he evades justice for the crimes he committed. Secondly, he inspires jihadist the world over to continue attacking us. Third, he demonstrates even to those who don’t agree with him that we are weak, in that we are incapable of finding him after six years of trying.
First, look up "Carlos the Jackal", and see how long he evaded an intense Interpol search.

Second, OBL might be at large, but his organization isn’t nearly as effective as it was pre-9/11. There have been no attacks on US soil, and AQ members are dying regularly.

Third, OBL is just one man; the war on terrorism is about much more than just one man. The fact that you and mkultra keep focusing on that one man tells me you jut don’t understand the big picture.
 
Written By: Steverino
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"Mockery is also an inappropriate response. This man is a threat, he is a murderer, and justice is not served until WE find him and kill him, or bring him to trial, or whatever."

It is fortunate you weren’t around for WWII. You definitely would have been traumatized by all the mockery of Hitler, etc., going on. But I guess Bin Laden is a more serious threat.

 
Written By: timactual
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mkultra, you’ve been a douche for many a year now. It’s comforting to know that you still are a douche. If, and that’s a big mf’ing if, he is still alive, who cares? What does it change? Do you think we should reduce to absolute rubble the west side of Pakistan? Why do you hate the Pakistanis? Was your hummus that bad? Just say it already. You hate Muslims. Say it biatch.
 
Written By: Obstreperous Infidel
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There have been no attacks on US soil
this may be the most absolutely frustating refrain heard in the world today.

In a nation that determines success in quarter over quarter profits, we have no concept of patience.

It is pure, unadulterated, idiocy for us to be shaking each other’s hands (I am thinking of the Wolf’s admonition to Vincent and Jules in Pulp Fiction) about our success in preventing terrorist attacks when our enemy controls our political decision making.

AQ doesn’t need another succesful attack on the US until AQ is not the primary focus of our national political dialogue.

We may think of this as the Global War on Terror, but they think of it as the infinite war on us.

We are going to be attacked again.

Our resolve should be on agreeing that we will not allow them to change our fundamental nature because they attack us every so often. If we fail in that, then they win, because that is what is they are trying to accomplish.

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Never, ever, have those words been so very relevant.

They cannot destroy us, but they are trying very hard to encourage us to destroy ourselves, and they believe that over time, a century or longer if that’s what it takes, they can push that along.

Today we allow wiretapping tapping and torture.

What will we allow tomorrow?

What will you allow tomorrow?

Cap

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Our resolve should be on agreeing that we will not allow them to change our fundamental nature because they attack us every so often. If we fail in that, then they win, because that is what is they are trying to accomplish.
Good Lord Man, do you realize how idiotic this sounds?

I for one do not think that we should just accept as normal the fact that a fanatical religion wants to kill us by the thousands. I WILL NOT just shrug my shoulders when they do.
They cannot destroy us, but they are trying very hard to encourage us to destroy ourselves, and they believe that over time, a century or longer if that’s what it takes, they can push that along.

Today we allow wiretapping tapping and torture.

What will we allow tomorrow?

What will you allow tomorrow?
Today THEY use beheadings, mass murder, cholorine bombs, rape, torture, the list is endless of the human atrocities that have been committed.

As soon as they aquire them, they will use nukes. Will that be tomorrow, or in 10 years?

What will you do to stop them is the true question.

Sitting back with the attitude of, ’Oh well, there go those nutty islamists blowing up another bus, shucks thats bad, but we have to accept it as a by-product of living in a free country’ is only going to get you killed.
 
Written By: John
URL: http://
Oh boy, the old torture canard. Tell me, who has gotten away with torturing somebody? And I don’t mean nonsense like waterboarding, lapdances, being barked at by dogs, mishandling Korans, loud music, sleep deprivation, fake menstrual blood, etc. That’s not torture.
 
Written By: Jordan
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But until that happens I’m going to laugh at his pretensions and make jokes about his beard and point out that he’s hiding like a rat in a hole somewhere.

Hiding in a rat hole? How exactly do you know that? How do you know he’s not busy inspiring his followers to plot further attacks? And if he is, and those attacks are carried out, will you laugh then?

Please explain to me how mockery is the appropriate response to a man who murdered 3,000 Americans. Unless it’s an inappropriate response to our inability to capture him, which I contend.

It is fortunate you weren’t around for WWII. You definitely would have been traumatized by all the mockery of Hitler, etc., going on. But I guess Bin Laden is a more serious threat.

Well, except we invaded Germany to get to Hitler, as opposed to just sitting around joking about his moustache while he bombed London. So no, it’s not really the same thing.
 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
Sitting back with the attitude of, ’Oh well, there go those nutty islamists blowing up another bus, shucks thats bad,
Sitting back, no. Going after the people that did and do these things without giving up who we are, YES.
but we have to accept it as a by-product of living in a free country’ is only going to get you killed.
I have no problem risking the infinitessimal chances of being killed by terrorism over throwing away what made America special.

That’s not even a tiny fraction of the backbone this nation was built on and yet it’s too much for too many Americans today.
That’s not torture.
Nah, just frat pranks, eh.

 
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