Rumsfeld and Bush: the "Appeasers"
"We thank God for appeasing us with the dilemma in Iraq after Afghanistan. The Americans are facing a delicate situation in both countries. If they withdraw they will lose everything and if they stay, they will continue to bleed to death." - al-Zawahari in 2003 after the invasion of Iraq
In other words, George Bush APPEASED Al Qaeda with the invasion of Iraq, which took the heat off Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, where we were winning. This Zawahari quote is in Michael Scheuer's book, "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror" (Scheuer is the former chief of CIA's bin Laden Unit. You can see the quote in this "searchable" copy of the book at Amazon.com)
More talking points on this "appeaser" business:
- The invasion of Iraq took the fight AWAY from the enemy, not TO them. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.
- The invasion of Iraq was a "gift" to bin Laden:
"But on March 2003 bin Laden - to his astonishment - got his longed-for gift, complements of America, when the United States invaded Iraq." - from Scheuer's "Imperial Hubris," see "searchable book" page here.
- And when Bush accuses truth-tellers of saying the "soldiers died in vain": I say, only God can say who has died in vain, not George Jesus Bush:
"You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed." - Psalms 139:16
In other words, no one ever dies in vain.