George Bush appears to have granted Bin Laden his greatest wish.
The only western journalist to interview al Qaeda’s leader says the US invasion of Iraq “fulfilled Osama bin Laden’s wish.”
In a recent interview with Australian television, Al Quds editor Abdul Bari Atwan claimed that the terror leader had sought to draw US troops into a fight in the Middle East.
“He told me personally that he can’t go and fight the Americans and their country. But if he manages to provoke them and bring them to the Middle East and to their Muslim worlds, where he can find them or fight them on his own turf, he will actually teach them a lesson,” Atwan said. “It seems the invasion of Iraq fulfilled Osama bin Laden’s wish. That’s why the Americans are losing in Iraq.”
Remember that next time a wingnut talks about how the right is tough on fighting terror.