Friday, September 01, 2006

Republican Circus Has Even More Tents: New Terrorist Edition Announced!

President Bush announced Islamic fundamentalists of all stripes belong under the big terrorist tent. Sunni groups like al-Qaida, Shiite groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, and spontaneous home grown cells should all be lumped together as one big amorphous enemy. Terrorist experts see the situation differently as Sunni’s and Shiite’s battle against each other in Iraq. Hamas and Hezbollah haven’t targeted the U.S. or its interests since America left Lebanon in the early 1980. How that changes after the U.S. handholding of Israel during its invasion if its neighbor to the north remains to be seen.

Bush said the global war against these terrorists - whom he said share "the rigid conviction that free societies are a threat to their twisted view of Islam" - is today's successor to last century's fights against Nazism, fascism and communism.

On Tuesday, the president plans to expand on this description of the enemy, said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. Bush will describe how Islamic fundamentalists think, what they have said about their aims and why the world should take them seriously.

Should Switzerland be afraid, as they are a free country? What plans does the U.S. have to aid the Swiss, to keep them safe from freedom hating terrorists?

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