August 18, 2003

Like Flypaper to Terrorists

As bad as it is for our troops to have to face the danger every day, President Bush sure seemed to be prescient when he said, "Bring 'em on." Every one taken out there on our terms is one less we'll have to deal with later on their terms:

Increasing numbers of Saudi Arabian Islamists are crossing the border into Iraq in preparation for a jihad, or holy war, against US and UK forces, security and Islamist sources have warned.

A senior western counter-terrorism official on Monday said the presence of foreign fighters in Iraq was "extremely worrying".

A statement purportedly from al-Qaeda was broadcast on Monday by the Arab satellite television channel al-Arabiya. It claimed the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the leader of the Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime Mullah Mohammed Omar were still alive. But it also asserted that recent attacks on US forces in Iraq were the work of jihadis.

The focus of concern for US counter-terrorist officials was at first on a reconstituted Ansar al-Islam, the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group based in northern Iraq before the war. But US officials have recently acknowledged the presence of other foreign fighters in Iraq.

Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, said recent raids, including one near al-Qaim last month, uncovered fighters "carrying travel documents from a variety of countries".

I cannot remember which blogger claims that all the worlds idiots seem to be coalescing into a single ball of lunacy where they can all be dealt with at once -- but I heartily endorse the proposition.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 18, 2003 10:06 PM