Osama bin Laden Regrouping
Posted by nytexan on June 27, 2007
Bush with his constant focus on Iraq, continues to ignore the real reason we are suppose to be at war, Osama bin Laden. Which, I might add Bush has openly stated that he has not given much thought bin Laden.
WASHINGTON – While the U.S. presses its war against insurgents linked to al Qaida in Iraq, Osama bin Laden’s group is recruiting, regrouping and rebuilding in a new sanctuary along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior U.S. military, intelligence and law enforcement officials said.
The threat from the radical Islamic enclave in Waziristan is more dangerous than that from Iraq, which President Bush and his aides call the “central front” of the war on terrorism, said some current and former U.S. officials and experts. Bin Laden himself is believed to be hiding in the region, guiding a new generation of lieutenants and inspiring allied extremist groups in Iraq and other parts of the world.
It seems to me that we have known for several years that bin Laden has been hiding here. So why are we not aggressively chasing him? Oh I forgot we’re all tied up in a screwed up lie call IRAQ!!!!
Al Qaida, its allies in Afghanistan’s Taliban movement and Pakistani radicals “have free rein there now,” said Marvin Weinbaum, a former State Department intelligence analyst who’s with the Middle East Institute, a Washington policy organization.
The remote Pakistani region “is the real heart of the war on terror, and we’re losing,” said a U.S. intelligence official who, like most of his colleagues, requested anonymity because intelligence reports on the matter are highly classified and because their pessimism conflicts with the administration’s public statements. “We took our eye off the ball when we went into Iraq.”
Really, you wouldn’t know that by listening to the crap that comes out of Bush and Cheney’s mouths. As we all know Iraq, Saddam and WMD’s never had anything to do with bin Laden or 9/11. And yet we took our eye off bin Laden.
The invasion and progress that we did make in Afghanistan, has completely turn around because of Bush’s obsession with Iraq.
Al Qaida has been using training camps in the area to teach lessons learned from fighting the U.S.-led coalitions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said.
“Al Qaida and the Taliban have to a troubling degree been able to re-create . . . the environment that existed in Afghanistan under the Taliban, to include recruiting and training foreign jihadists and financing and planning terrorist operations,” a U.S. intelligence official said.
U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials already have noted a surge in Taliban and al Qaida attacks and suicide bombings against U.S.-led NATO troops, government forces and civilians in Afghanistan.
The issue has been a focus of recent talks in Washington and Islamabad between senior Pakistani and U.S. officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney.
This can’t have a positive outcome with Cheney involved.
The failure of Bush and his administration have gone beyond what any one has every accomplished or envisioned possible. His failures will continue to cost the U.S. greatly. Future generation, starting with the next president will be in a constant “fix the Bush problem” mode.
Our growth, as a nation, will be stunted for decades because of the lies, invasion, occupation, nation building and human rights violations that Bush and Cheney have bestowed on us. Welcome to the new America.