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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GOP: Stay on Offense in Global War on Terror

America's offensive in the global war on terror continues to demonstrate important signs of success, and Al Queda's number two provides the latest evidence.

An AFP story (Al Queda Chief Slams Muslims for Lack of Support, AFP) cites Al Queda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri complaining publicly about Muslims "failing to support Islamist insurgencies in Iraq and elsewhere in a new audiotape posted Tuesday on the Internet."

Translation: "We're feeling pretty isolated because no one else is coming to help us."

Here's a direct quote from Bin Laden's junior partner:

"I call upon the Muslim Nation to fear Allah's question (at judgement day) about its failure to support its brothers of the Mujahedeen (holy Warriors), and (urge it) not to withhold men and money, which is the mainstay of a war."

Translation: "We're out of people, and money, and we're pretty upset about it."

In the same tape, Bin Laden's "mini-me" complains about Iran attempting to undermine Al Queda with...rumors. Specifically, he's upset that Iran may be trying to diminish Al Queda's reputation among terrorists by circulating a theory that it was an internal conspiracy, and not Al Queda, that attacked America on 9/11.

This is a new tact for al-Zawahiri, who would rarely mention Iran in previous tapes, according to the AP story.

These are all further signs not of a growing terrorist movement against America. Instead, they are key indicators that relentless pressure from the United States and our allies is continuing to isolate and fracture the enemy -- all the more reason why it is critical for America to remain on offense and keep the pressure on.

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