Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Abdul And Achmed Revisited

"We can't accommodate terrorism. When someone uses the slaughter of innocent people to advance a so-called political cause, at that point the political cause becomes immoral and unjust and they should be eliminated from any serious discussion, any serious debate." ~ RUDOLPH GIULIANI

The scene is a nondescript bunker somewhere in the heart of Iraq. Achmed, one of many terrorists who call this place their headquarters, is poring over news reports about the death of Abu Musab Al Zarqawi.

Enter Abdul, Achmed's friend and fellow terrorist.

Abdul: In the name of the most powerful and gracious Allah, and in the name of Mohammed, his prophet, why do you look so despondent, my friend?

Achmed: Allah be praised, my comrade, I am in mourning. Mourning over the loss of our beloved leader. May he bask in the glory of his martyrdom forever. But I feel we are suffering too many losses in our holy mission to overcome the infidel and establish Allahs kingdom on Earth.

Abdul: Allah is most blessed my friend, and shall be praised forever, for I bear with me good news!

Achmed: Praise the most powerful and blessed Allah, what is this good news, my friend?

Abdul: Allah be praised! We have just received news from our ally in America, the New York Times. They have revealed yet more of the secret plans the American infidel President uses to undermine our efforts. For a third time they have helped us in our righteous cause. Praise be to Allah!

Achmed: Praise Allah, indeed! This is wonderful news my friend. I am reinvigorated and am even more determined to defeat the infidels and wipe them from the face of Allahs earth! Allah works in mysterious ways, my friend! Victory is again within our grasp!

Abdul and Achmed together: Allah be Praised! And praise be to his prophet, Mohammed!

This time the New York Slimes has gone over the line. Assuming, of course, they hadn't gone over it before.

President Bush said, "Congress was briefed And what we did was fully authorized under the law. And the disclosure of this program is disgraceful." He was speaking about the disclosure of the program to track terrorists financial transactions.

He was being kind. I call it treason.

"We're at war with a bunch of people who want to hurt the United States of America, and for people to leak that program, and for a newspaper to publish it does great harm to the United States of America," the President said.

"If you want to figure out what the terrorists are doing, you try to follow their money," the President said, "And that's exactly what we're doing. And the fact that a newspaper disclosed it makes it harder to win this war on terror."

He is exactly right.

The Slimes tries to explain their traitorous act away by telling us, "The public has a right to know" .

Why? For what possible reason do I need to know that The National Security Agency is tracking financial records of known terrorists? What purpose does that serve "the public"? There is only one "public" that would really need to know this is happening. The terrorists "public".

And now they do.

Why do they need to know? So they can modify the way they operate. So they can make financial transactions harder, even impossible, to track.

So they can prevent America from knowing where they will strike next.

Thanks, New York Slimes. I know I can sleep better at night now, knowing the terrorists now are privy to information that we previously used to find out what they may be planning. (the previous statement, for those of you who believe the New York Slimes is not subversive, is satire)

Maybe we'll get lucky. Maybe their next attack on America will make a crater out of the New York Slimes building.

We can only hope.


Old Soldier said...

"Maybe their next attack on America will make a crater out of the New York Slimes building."

Even the terrorists know enough not to bite that hand that feeds them...

ELAshley said...

So long as no one is in the building when it happens is fine with me.

Jim said...

Dude, this is the plan that George W. Bush announced to the American public on September 24, 2001 when he bragged about all the things his administration was doing to stop al Qaeda from moving money.

He spilled the beans 5 years ago. Maybe Bush should be investigated for treason.

tugboatcapn said...

Jim, the President has the Authority to declassify information if he wants to.

The New York Times does not.

And there is a MAJOR difference between announcing a
Plan, and publishing details of an active program.

Besides that, if this was common knowledge since 2001, then why did it need to be re-reported right now?

If we are going to start compiling a list of people to investigate for Treason, there are a LOT of people who should be ahead of the President on that list.

Francis Lynn said...

The NY Times slogan had always been, "All the news that's fit to print." That has now changed to, "All the news that fits we print." If it fits the Times agenda against Bush, they will print it & to Hell with the American people & this country. They need to be prosecuted. I wouldn't read that elitist, traitorous rag if it was free.

Mark said...

I can only assume, from the lack of any response from the usual Liberal apologists that haunt this space, that they have no response, and that this time, even they recognize a case of treson when it is so blatant.

Gayle said...

Mark, I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you. They will come out of the woodwork soon, I promise!

Some on the left are already saying Bush leaked this himelf! It's absolute insanity.

Excellent post, Mark, just excellent! That's exactly what the NYTs has done, and what's more, they are probably proud of it!

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Mark, did you read the story on Drudge about the editorial on Sept. 24, 2001 where the Times condemned the Bush administration for not having such a program ? Now they compromise the very program they called for again to condemn the administration. What hypocrisy! By the way Jim, the Bush announcement about the program in 2001 was speaking in generalities that did not compromise anything. Even terrorist knew we had ways of tracking the money. The Times has now given the details thus allowing the terrorists the knowledge to redirect funds in other ways.