Terrorists Gone Wild

In the latest taped statement reported by The Blotter, al Qaeda’s No. 2 in command, Ayman al Zawahiri calls George Bush “an alcoholic, liar and gambler with an addictive personality.”

Zawahiri also attacked American voters and Democrats.

Regardless of what he says about George Bush, the fact remains that Zawahiri is a mass murderer, which is far worse than any of his insults. (As for his comments, we know Bush is a liar. I’m not aware of a gambling problem, and don’t know if he has relapsed with regards to his alcoholism.)

The biggest question I have is where is Osama? Does the fact that his No. 2 guy is getting to insult us mean he’s no longer around? This has been Zawahiri’s third statement this year but we haven’t heard from bin Laden since July. George Bush promised to get him dead or alive and failed. Did bin Laden’s renal failure or some other cause get him?

Update: More from AP

Update II: Thanks to Dr. Sanity for her link to this post in this week’s Carnival of The Insanities. It is good to see that, with all the areas of disagreement, there are some areas where left and right share common ground–such as our feelings for al Qaeda. Now if we can only get conservatives to drop their meme that liberals are weak on fighting terrorism, hate America, or that liberals are supportive of the terrorists. When we oppose the policies of George Bush it is not out of opposition to stopping terrorism, but due to the belief that Bush’s policies are undermining our national security and strengthening enemies such as al Qaeda and Iran. It was George Bush who ignored pre-9/11 warnings which might have prevented the attack and who allowed bin Laden to escape at Tora Bora. Events of the last couple of years have also proven that our pre-war warnings about going into Iraq were correct. 

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    G. Weightman says:

    As a physician/blogger, what’s your assessment of physician/mass murderer Al Zawahiri’s long-distance diagnosis of George Bush? I thought that the medical canons discouraged that sort of thing.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I certainly don’t see any value in Zawahiri’s opinion–on medical or nonmedical issues. As I implied, I have no basis (as a physician or otherwise)to evaluate theories that Bush has relapsed with regards to his alcohol use and I certainly wouldn’t pay any attention to Zawahiri’s opinion.

    Zawahiri’s diagnosis of George Bush is about as valid as Bill Frist’s video tape diagnosis of Terri Schiavo.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    One additional comment. I wasn’t terribly concerned with the issue of Zawahiri’s violation of medical ethics from his long-distance diagnois. Compared to the mass murder he is responsible for, this is a relatively minor issue.

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