If the American war effort needed something to bolster the war effort they couldn't ask for more then Osama bin LadenÂs second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri:
"Bush, you must admit that you have been defeated in Iraq as you have been defeated in Afghanistan and will be shortly defeated in Palestine if Allah's willing."
"Oh my Muslim brothers, I told you more than a year ago that the pullout of America's troops from Iraq would be a matter of time and Americans are now begging to leave and negotiate with the mujahidin."
Either Ayman al-Zawahiri is an idiot or wants the war to continue or votes republican. Because goading America like that will only serve to keep them in Iraq longer. This article by Daniel McCarthy
explains some of my thinking
You're right saint - comments like these can only serve to strengthen America's resolve.
Lads, comments like these will have no effect whatsoever on the exigencies which prompt US action.
They are negotiating with the "mujahedin" as your man calls them and they do intend to pull out ASAP.
It's not like the Administration will be embarrassed into staying (and spending another trillion dollars and losing another thousand men) because of something some guy in a cave in the Hindu Kush said.
I this agree it only serves to give the right the amunition it needs
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