So now that the White House spin on the Big Red Terror Exploding Hair Gel and Gatorade Alert Thingie is imploding because more and more people can see through the old terror tactic (long but worthy!) whenever the Bushies need a political diversionary tactic, along comes independent investigative journalist Greg Palast with his view of last week's events. Needless to say, he does not fall into line with the media who did, breathlessly showing people pitching their expensive cosmetics and waving around their baggies.
I’m going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror because, except for one day five years ago, al Qaeda has pretty much left us alone.
That’s because Osama got what he wanted. There’s no mystery about what Al Qaeda was after. Like everyone from the Girl Scouts to Bono, Osama put his wish on his web site. He had a single demand: “Crusaders out of the land of the two Holy Places.” To translate: get US troops out of Saudi Arabia.
And George Bush gave it to him. On April 29, 2003, two days before landing on the aircraft carrier Lincoln, our self-described “War President” quietly put out a notice that he was withdrawing our troops from Saudi soil. In other words, our cowering cowboy gave in whimpering to Osama’s demand.
The press took no note. They were all wiggie over Bush’s waddling around the carrier deck in a disco-aged jump suit announcing, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.” But it wasn’t America’s mission that was accomplished, it was Osama’s.
Well then ...
Now, thanks to this latest scare, we're all going to be terrorized on planes by chapped lips, bad breath, and screaming babies whose parents will have nothing with which to divert them.