But it’s all Bush’s fault

The They’re Radicals, So Let’s Not Radicalize Them …

So try to follow this — though, of course, you’ll need the high-brow nuance of a State Department careerist or the Council on Foreign Relations to grasp it. In the decade after we left Saddam Hussein in power rather than deposing him, representatives of the umma responded by bombing the World Trade Center (1993), Khobar (1996), the embassies (1998), the U.S.S. Cole (2000); unsuccessfully plotting to blow up much of Manhattan (1993), a bunch of airliners (1994-95), L.A. Int’l Airport (2000) and the U.S.S. The Sullivans (2000); and finally killing almost 3000 of us in suicide hijackings that destroyed the WTC and damaged the Pentagon.

But it was the Iraq war of 2003 that radicalized them.

Remember: logic and knowledge need not be applied, because we all know it’s Bush’s fault!

Of course this gets on Page A8

The News Journal its fine streak this morning. Buried in a small snippet on Page A8, you’ll find the notice that the Army wil meet its recruiting goal for 2006. Anyone remember when last year the Army didn’t make it and it was huge news? A referendum on Bush’s Iraq policy? Well, shouldn’t this be treated the same way?

Not to the News-Journal.