Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Trouble With The War On Terror

It is messy and requires a lot of good will, and we have used most of ours up when we invaded Iraq under false pretenses.

As example, we have again pissed off an Islamic ally. In our efforts to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri, we killed eighteen civilians.

The weekend attack, believed to have been carried out by a CIA-operated unmanned drone aircrafts on Friday, left at least 18 people dead including women and children.

This, of course, has had political fallout.

Leaders of Pakistan's opposition Islamic alliance were preparing on Sunday to launch a fresh campaign against president Pervez Musharraf's government, as anti-US anger mounted in the wake of US airstrikes on a remote village in the north.

On Sunday, there were demonstrations in several towns and cities across the country as protestors vented their anger at the US. In Karachi, the southern port city, at least 10 thousand supporters of Islamic and mainstream parties joined hands in protest, in a rare expression of solidarity.

So not only do we not attack the right place or people, not only do we kill more innocent civilians, we also unite the radical Islamic and the mainstream political parties in the dislike for the US.

Another successful Bush operation.

Other groups define success in another manner.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 -- Gunmen in the southern city of Kandahar on Saturday killed a former Taliban leader who had repudiated the extremist movement in recent years, siding instead with the U.S. presence and Afghanistan's move toward democracy.

Mohammed Khaksar, the Taliban's former intelligence chief, was shot in the chest, neck and head by two gunmen on a motorbike while he was carrying groceries home from a market around 4 p.m., according to his brother and the Kandahar police chief. He died instantly.

Just another day in our war on terror.


1 comment:

BadTux said...

Remember, George W. Bush is a uniter, not a divider.

A uniter when it comes to uniting the rest of the world against U.S. interests, that is.

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin