Al Qaeda takes Bush at his word

According to Agence France-Presse, a captured Al Qaeda document said the U.S. plan in Iraq is “to build an Iraqi state as conceived by the United States … and enslave Saudi Arabia politically, fight against Islamic proselytism as a salafist and jihadic movement. This would be (for the U.S.) the first step toward the eradication of hardline Islam in the entire world.”

My first comment, especially regarding America’s purported aim of “eradicating hardline Islam,” is: Would that it were so.

My second comment, echoing Taranto at Best of the Web, is that at least our enemies don’t believe that the war on Iraq was a mere “distraction,” or a ploy to get control of Mideast oil, or a conspiracy by Israelis and neoconservative American Jews to get America to fight a war that was only for Israel’s sake and had nothing to do with the war’s publicly stated aims.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 02, 2004 04:57 PM | Send

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