No, I’m not trying to unjustly accuse Democrat leaders of terrorism—although, with some of their ongoing and recent comments one does has to wonder. I must say that I do find Osama bin-Laden’s comments eerily similar to those I’ve heard from the mouths of Democrats. And Al-Jazeera’s Sunday release of a new audio tape, recorded by its leader Osama, brought many Democrats’ comments and positions flooding back. So, I have to question if this most-recent Osama tape was actually made by the “man himself” or some enraged Democrat. Hmmm.
In his latest tirade, Osama blames the West (naturally—he predominantly condemns the US and the Muslims’ long-standing purported nemesis Israel) for “waging war on Islam”. Never mind that it is Islam that started and continues these latest debacles and if the terrorists would simply stop committing terrorist acts, we would not have the need to retaliate. Self-preservation and survival are, after all, strong driving forces.
But, Osama is counting on the fact that Americans have, at last, completely forgotten those Islamic-caused “minor incidents”; the ones that included commandeering 4 planes and crashing them—3 of which made it to their intended targets—that used to be known as the “9/11 disaster and catastrophic event”. This was, of course, caused by radical Islam and an Act of War waged against the US but, no matter. As Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) obstructed any and all votes on the Border Security and Immigration bill, before the Senators scurried off to their 2-week Easter vacation, I guess he and the rest of the Dem Senators have followed bin-Laden’s lead and implied command. They have forgotten—or are working very hard to forget (or at least want the American public to forget)—what actually occurred on 9/11/2001. Senators, let me help: “We were attacked!”
Note: Working toward forgetting 9/11, or “assisting” the rest of us to forget, may be the only work they’ve actually done, recently.
Both Senator Kerry (D-MA) and Osama bin-Laden have verbally beaten up President Bush—on the same topic. On 22 April, failed presidential candidate Kerry said before an enthusiastic liberal and leftist crowd at Faneuil Hall, that President Bush sacrificing lives at the '”altar of stubborn pride”. Osama has said on numerous occasions that President Bush is “stubborn”. Note: Whether I agree with President Bush on his entire agenda or not, I personally want a president who is stubborn with respect towards defeating the enemies of our country.
Then we have the much-reported story of President Bush reading to children just before he was advised that the first 9/11 plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers. Osama said: “He was more interested in listening to the child's story about the goat rather than worry about what was happening to the towers. So, we had three times the time necessary to accomplish the events.” Three times the time? Give us all a break, Osama. But—then we had Sen. Kerry (who confidently says he will probably run for POTUS—again—in 2008—can you believe it?) saying, in his own inimitable monotone: “Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whisper in my ear that America is under attack, I would have told those kids very nicely and politely that the president of the United States has something that he needs to attend to.” These comments from both Osama “the-Islamic-menace” and Sen. John “I-fought-the-US-when-I-returned-from-Viet-Nam” Kerry are a bit too similar for any semblance of comfort. Note: Considering Mr. Kerry’s natural inclinations, in most things, I imagine he would have run sweating and screaming from the classroom and out of the school doors yelling to the Secret Service “Get me outta’ here to someplace safe! Aaarrgh!!!”
Today’s tape, in which Osama makes no apologies for al-Qaeda’s indiscriminate bombings, dismembering and murder of fellow Muslims around the world says: “While the war continues, the people renew their allegiance to their rulers and politicians and continue to send their sons to our countries to fight us” and then continues saying that the war is “a Zionist [Jewish] and crusaders [Christian] war on Islam”. We had to know that was coming. Guess that pretty much covers the 2 major religious groups and the populations that have had the audacious arrogance to fight back against a war that radical Islam brought to us. Naturally, liberals and leftists within the US and elsewhere also want us to stop fighting. Just as the French, the Left is committed to surrender—even before any fight is imminent. That’s what Osama, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah and all the rest of the myriad terrorist groups want. It’s what they are counting on. It’s also what US Democrat Senators Kennedy, Kerry, Durbin, Schumer and on—and on—want too!
From my perspective, I hear Osama speak and then I hear and see the Democrat leaders use what he says to continue to trash the president. Do the Democrats and Osama have the same speech writers? One has to wonder. And what is the recently announced “Democrat national security plan”? Oh, yeah—to “get bin-Laden”. I have to doubt that. If they really have a plan, why haven’t they shared it with the White House? Or is it the same plan Kerry had when he was running for president? You remember, don’t you? Kerry said that he’d share his plan with “the people” AFTER he was elected. Yeah—right. Democrat plan to “get bin-Laden”? Nah—won’t happen. If they do, they’ll lose one of their biggest supporters.
However, the Democrats are mad at Osama for one thing. Every time one of his tapes is released, it reminds the people who really have forgotten 9/11 that the massive carnage and destruction really occurred and that radical Islam actually does plan to destroy and kill all of those who disagree with its barbaric agenda. That’s the only reason the Democrats would want him caught—to shut him up.
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.