Friday, July 08, 2005

Flypaper is sticky on both sides.

An excellent point made by Juan Cole on Salon:
    Conservative commentators argue that Iraq is a "fly trap" for Muslim terrorists. It makes much more sense to think of it as bin Laden's fly trap for Western troops. There, jihadis can kill them (making the point that they are not invulnerable), and can provoke reprisals against Iraqi civilians that defame the West in the Muslim world. After Abu Ghraib and Fallujah, many Muslims felt that Bin Laden's dire warnings to them that the United States wanted to occupy their countries, rape their women, humiliate their men, and steal their assets had been vindicated...

    ...George Bush is sure to try to use the London bombings to rally the American people to support his policies.
Has The-Chimp-Who-Cried-Wolf finally burned through the American public's quota of good faith? Time and polls will tell.

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