8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

Iraq = Soviet Afganistan (W REMIX)

The Iraq conflict has become the cause celebre for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement. Should jihadists leaving Iraq perceive themselves,
and be perceived, to have failed, we judge fewer fighters will be inspired to carry on the fight.

http://www.odni.gov/press_releases/Declassified_NIE_Key_Judgments.pdf
Permalink cpm 
September 26th, 2006 6:20pm
Afghanistan is coming up on the rails.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
September 26th, 2006 7:42pm
Sad to say, but this is *exactly* the kind of outcome bin Laden said that he wanted '01/'02 - drawing the USA into a conflict it couldn't win, and driven out just as the Soviets were driven out in Afghanistan.

Pity nobody pointed this out before the Iraq war.
Permalink Colm 
September 27th, 2006 5:43am
>Pity nobody pointed this out before the Iraq war.
People did, but their voices were drowned out by the right wing noise machine.
Permalink Peter 
September 27th, 2006 8:53am
I figured Colm was being sarcastic ...
Permalink $-- 
September 27th, 2006 8:53am
Whatever happens, bin Laden claims to have been right. It doesn't even matter anymore.

What a giant pathetic victim though. Saying it's all the Americans' fault when, you know, he himself could have prevented at least part of the violence in Iraq. But he didn't. Pussy bully.
Permalink Send private email Father X 
September 27th, 2006 9:28am
I figured Colm was just ignorant of the facts, his usual MO.
Permalink cpm 
September 27th, 2006 10:14am
>I figured Colm was just ignorant of the facts, his usual MO.

Which facts in particular?
Permalink Colm 
September 27th, 2006 10:25am
The loss of Afghanistan will be aided by the loss of Pakistan:
http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2006/09/taking_out_mush.html

I expect Musharraf's regime to collapse soon, and when it does, there will be no one for Armitage to threaten to bomb back into the stone age.
Permalink Peter 
September 27th, 2006 12:24pm

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