A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sounds Like Some People We (Unfortunately) Know

AP: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War---

In a new video aired Monday, al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri mocked President Bush as a "failure" in the war on terror, called him a "butcher" for killing innocent Pakistanis in a miscarried airstrike and chastised the United States for rejecting Osama bin Laden's offer of a truce.

Al-Zawahri, wearing white robes and a white turban and speaking in a forceful and angry voice, also threatened a new attack in the United States _ "God willing, on your own land."
Al-Zawahri said in the video that he had a number of messages to give in the wake of the airstrike.

In one message, he invited Bush to convert to Islam. "If you accept, you will become a brother in our faith and God will forgive you your sins," the Al-Jazeera news-reader quoted him as saying. The invitation was not in the excerpts aired by the Arab satellite station.

He said the airstrike in Pakistan by an unmanned Predator craft targeted himself and four of his "brothers" in al-Qaida. Instead, he said, it killed 18 civilians _ "men, women, and children" _ and he called Bush "the butcher of Washington."

"Bush, you are not only defeated and a liar, but, with God's help and might, a failure. You are a curse on your own nation and you have brought and will bring them only catastrophes and tragedies," he said.

"Bush, do you know where I am? I am among the Muslim masses, enjoying God's blessing of their support, care, generosity and protection," al- Zawahri said.

He said he had a message "to the American people, who are drowning in illusions. I tell you that Bush and his gang are shedding your blood and wasting your money in failed adventures."

"The lion of Islam, Sheik Osama bin Laden, may God protect him, offered you a decent exit from your dilemma. But your leaders, who are keen to accumulate wealth, insist on throwing you into battle and killing your souls in Iraq and Afghanistan and _ God willing _ on your own land," he said.
Do the Democrats every realize the things they say also come out of the mouths of wicked "men" like Al-Zawahri, Al-Zarqawi, and bin Laden?

And those guys hate America and everything we stand for. The sad thing is, so do the Democrats.

They like to say they are patriots, but their actions and words stand in sharp contrast. Which should we believe: one small sentence protesting love for country, or the avalanche of venom and bile that comes out of their mouths the rest of the time?