Thursday, September 14, 2006


It is commonfor anti-war folks to say that the Iraq War has prompted jihadi anger at us. And if you are an ally with us in Iraq, what can you expect but to be targets of the jihadis too? That's certainly the lesson Spain absorbed.

So, if you are a poodle nation that simply asks how high when we command jump, you can expect nothing less than to be a target of the jihadis. You've got it coming to you, really.

One more slavish poodle is being targeted by al Qaeda:

Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.

Current and former French officials specializing in terrorism said Thursday that an al-Qaida alliance with the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, known by its French initials GSPC, was cause for concern.

Well this is a puzzler. I've got my Nuance Knob turned to eleven but it still isn't registering.

Even the French aren't too confused about this development as it turns out:

France's leader have repeatedly warned that the decision not to join the U.S.-led war in Iraq would not shield the country from Islamic terrorism. French participation in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon could give extremists another reason to strike.

Wow. France does not take part in our "unilateral mission" in Iraq. France does participate in a mission blessed by Kofi Annan and the entire sainted international community. And yet the jihadis hate France anyway. It's almost as if they hate us for what we are and not what we do!

I'm beginning to think my Nuance Knob isn't actually connected to anything.