Bill O'Reilly: Aiding Osama
From Naples Daily News
The anti-Bush zealots are right about one thing, the current mess in Iraq is hindering the war against Al Qaeda, but not in the way the far left envisions. The Iraq situation is so polarizing that it has fogged the terror playing field. In their disgust over how Iraq is being handled, many Americans simply have lost sight of the enemy, but believe me, he has not lost sight of us.
As we discussed last week in this space, Osama bin Laden and his fanatical followers kill at random and will use any method, including nuclear, that becomes available to them. That is the danger we Americans face. Unlike the nuclear threats of the past, there is no doomsday deterrent. Many of these terrorists actually want to die.
There has been far more outcry in the United States over the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib than the video beheading of Nicholas Berg or the civilian executions in Saudi Arabia last week, both reportedly the work of Al Qaeda. The constant media drumbeat of Abu Ghraib, more than 50 front-page stories in The New York Times alone, has taken the high moral ground away from the USA in the war on terror and dimmed the spotlight on the fanatical killers. In some parts of the world, and even in the minds of a few misguided Americans, the USA has become villain No. 1, not Al Qaeda.
I hate to say this, but it looks like it will take another 9-11 attack in order for many of us to understand that we are now in the most dangerous age in America's history. Hitler and Tojo did not have nuclear weapons. Pakistan does. Al Qaeda owns parts of Pakistan. Do the math.