Straight from the Horse's Mouth
Ever since 9/11, there’s been a nagging, politically incorrect theory that Islamic terrorists might be glad to have George W. Bush in the White House. The arrogant swaggering “America is Number One! Got that, Punk?!?!?” attitude of the Bush administration could be fanning the flames that have been smoldering for decades. Bush might be the dream candidate for al Qaeda recruiters. It was just a theory.
On Tuesday, December 22nd, two French journalists were released by the "Islamic Army in Iraq" after being held hostage for four months. Several of their fellow hostages were decapitated during this 4-month period. One of the captors told the hostages that their cause would be helped by Bush’s re-election. He was quoted as saying “we want Bush because with him the American troops will stay in Iraq and that way we will be able to develop.” Click here for details.
Another one of their captors told the hostages that the biggest enemies were American and coalition troops, foreign businessmen in Iraq, and Iraqi police and spies. The Islamic Army in Iraq numbers about 15,000, and they claim their hostage-takings are very carefully organized. Fellow hostages who were decapitated include two Macedonians, an Iraqi power station executive and one of Ahmad Chalabi's bodyguards.
American intelligence has admitted that there are more insurgent groups in Iraq than they can even keep track of. The Islamic Army in Iraq is just one of them. What have we dug ourselves into?