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Monday, February 19, 2007

Ruther B. Hayes

I know this is getting old, I realize all everyone in Europe seems to do is bash the current US-administration. Yet, let me get this straight one more time. Since 9/11, the US has invaded Afghanistan, where the Taliban have still not been defeated and while something called a democracy is in placed every second (personal estimate) deputy in the parliament is a war-criminal. They have also invaded Iraq causing (if not directly) the death of over 500,000 people and leading to the re-emergence of Iran as an unopposed regional power. This latter invasion has crippled American military might as far as that any threat against Sudan (Darfur!), Iran, Syria or North Korea rings hollow. Well, no one said the War on Terror was going to be easy, but check out what the NY Times has to say about Al-Qaida:

Senior leaders of Al Qaeda operating from Pakistan have re-established significant control over their once-battered worldwide terror network and over the past year have set up a band of training camps in the tribal regions near the Afghan border, according to American intelligence and counter terrorism officials.

American officials said there was mounting evidence that Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, had been steadily building an operations hub in the mountainous Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan.

How do you spell miserable failure again? I don't think even Ruther B. Hayes will be able to compete with this administration in the long run. Five years after the worst attack on American soil, after billions of money spent, thousands of deaths, a changed - more multi-polar - world has come about and shouldn't there be something to show for the 43nd POTUS? Something, anything?

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