Osama bin Laden wants you to vote for his best buddy, George Bush.
Because bin Laden made George Bush – and visa versa. Truly, neither would have been anything at all without the other.
Think about it:
Prior to the September 11 attacks, the Bush Administration was a presidency in trouble: Bush had no agenda other than giving his rich friends tax breaks, no plan for the country, except to send all our jobs overseas. His approval ratings were in the dumper; he was going nowhere fast.
Then came the attacks.
And where Bush himself is almost certainly a moron, his handlers are not. They saw the golden opportunity for what it was.
They had Bush announce a “war” on terrorism, in retaliation for the attacks; they had Bush re-invent himself as a “wartime” president.
Then, all of a sudden, his approval ratings went through the roof as the nation pulled together, as we set aside our differences in light of the national tragedy.
Isn’t this just grand?
But there’s something George Bush doesn’t want you to know. What?
The big secret, is that there is no “war on terror,” other than what Bush has contrived. It’s all a sham.
Where there may have been some basis for our invasion of Afghanistan, where we were trying to capture Osama bin Laden, all our actions since, particularly including the invasion of Iraq have been completely without foundation – and have no bearing whatsoever on this “war on terror.”
Seriously, if Bush had really intended to capture bin Laden, common sense dictates he would have kept our troops in Afghanistan and not rested until bin Laden was found.
What happened instead? He withdrew the greater majority of US forces to invade Iraq and left the hunt for bin Laden to the corrupt Afghan warlords – as if that was ever a strategy designed for success.
So why did Bush slack off in the hunt for bin laden? Has he misplaced his priorities here, perhaps?
No. Not if his main priority is getting re-elected.
Because bin Laden is much more effective for Bush if he’s still on the run, inciting the Muslim world against us. He’s a cause celebre, a rallying point for the American invective. He’s the absolute personification of terrorism and ultimately, of evil – as defined by George W. Bush. And most of that would be lost if he were actually captured.
Bush and bin Laden enjoy a most wonderful, enriching, symbiotic relationship.
Every American soldier in Iraq, and every casualty they produce, drives just one more recruit to bin Laden; gives him just one more argument on why the US is evil; and one more argument why every good Muslim must pick up a rifle and make Jihad against the “crusaders” from the United States.
Conversely, every American casualty in Iraq, every terrorist attack anywhere in the world by any group, gives credence to Bush’s claims that we’re “at war.”
And war is very good for Bush.
Because Bush plays on our fears of war, using those fears to keep us subjugated.
A good example would be the terror alerts. Condition Yellow; Condition Orange; Condition Red. We’re at war! Be vigilant! Report any suspicious activities! Look out for possible attacks on schools, today! Buy duct tape and plastic in case of biological attacks; on and on and on…
Those fears keep the public off balance. The mindset is something like, “Everyone knows you must endure some deprivations during war-time – they had rationing during WW II, what we have now is no different. If we’re at ‘war’ now, then we’ll just have to grin and bear it.” And thus, people become inured to the fear; the paranoia becomes a natural state. Which is exactly what Bush wants.
We’re kept fearful to blind us from what’s really happening; it keeps us from remembering how bad the economy is; it keeps us from remembering how many civil liberties we’ve lost in the name of freedom; and how everything has really gone to hell under the watch of George W. Bush.
If they weren’t fearful, Americans might just notice that the rich are getting richer and the poor and the middle-class are just plain getting screwed.
But think for a minute:
Where would we be if we withdrew our forces from Iraq and just let them govern themselves? And where would we be if Osama bin Laden if George Bush lost the election?
Quite possibly, we’d be in a peaceful world where everyone could coexist.
If the United States withdrew its forces from Iraq, then bin Laden would lose a major argument for opposing the US. His funding and source of recruits would likely dry up. It’d be hard times for the al Qaeda.
Being really fanciful, you could top that off with some sort of imposed solution for Israel and the Palestinians, and more than likely, terrorism as we know it would be a thing of the past. Osama would have to find some other occupation.
But George Bush doesn’t want that. He wants terrorism to be the number one issue for Americans. He wants us frightened, and off-balance – and unable to focus on the real problems we face.
So should we vote for Bush? Osama says Y E S!