Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Dreadful Lack of Nuance

The Left must hate it when the enemy doesn't act the way they are supposed to.

Al Qaeda is going off again about the terms of our surrender:

"Your failure to heed our demands ... means that you and your people will ... experience things which will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, Afghanistan and Iraq and Virginia Tech," he said in the seven-minute video.

Gadahn, who has been charged in a U.S. treason indictment with aiding al-Qaida, spoke in English and the video carried Arabic subtitles. The video appeared on a Web site often used by Islamic militants and carried the logo of al-Qaida's media wing, as-Sahab.

Gadahn, who appeared in an al-Qaida video last September in which he called on Americans to convert to Islam, demanded that Bush remove all U.S. military and spies from Islamic countries, free all Muslims from U.S. prisons and end support for Israel. He said a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq alone would not satisify al-Qaida.

Yes, yes, death to the infidels. Let's get on to the main points.

That's quite a laundry list of demands from a bunch of guys into their sixth year of redecorating their cave walls with new shades of mud.

But consider how Gadahn fails to capture the nuance of our Left's talking points about the Iraq War. Just pulling out of Iraq is not enough. Gadahn seems to be painfully ignorant of the whole concept of the "good" war being the one in Afghanistan. We're to get out of all Moslem countries. How simplistic is that? Not even Murtha proposes redeploying all our people out of all Moslem lands to "nearby" Okinawa.

And we're to free all our prisoners who happen to be Moslem.

Oh yes, and death to Israel, of course. I have to assume they just Control F3 that one, or something.

The Left likes to think that when the jihadis mouth Howard Dean and Michael Moore talking points that it means the jihadis only hate President Bush. Face it, our enemies lack a certain nuance when it comes to our Left and our Right.

To the jihadis, we're all Americans, now. The jihadis want to kill us all.