Okay, last post of the day. Maybe. I hope.
The discussion of the Ayman al-Zawahiri letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — OBL’s deputy to his putative subordinate in Iraq — is ignoring one critical aspect of it. Yes, it shows al-Qaeda is under enormous pressure. Yes, it shows how al-Q is engaged in a media war. And yes, it shows that what’s left of the al-Q leadership ain’t happy with the results in Iraq. All good so far.
But why is Zawahiri holding out the tin cup to Zarqawi, asking — please, sir — send us $100 large? Maybe because the bucks flowing from Syrian banks to Zarqawi in Iraq are more reliable — and easier to tap — than OBL’s other funding sources? And maybe we can do a whole lot more to disrupt them. Follow the money? Sure. But not forever. At this point it’s probably more important to stop it than follow it in either direction.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?