As in the last Al Qaeda message, Bin Laden pinged on the polls that show the US would like to leave Iraq and even offers some sort of truce. Trusting him to a truce is like trusting a used car dealer when he say's something has 30,000 miles on it.
I tend to agree with the administration, truces with terrorists are a bad idea. Like deals with the devil they may sound good at first, but look at the record.
Kim Il Jung was convinced by us to give up his nuke program in exchange for light water reactors, and heating oil. We see how well that worked out.
Iran quit it's nuke program, and locked everything up for the UN. And now they want Isreal incinerated, and anyone else who doesn't like their new toys. Russia is supposedly trying to get them to calm down, but face it, Russia sells them almost all the equipment for that program and their military.
It will be interesting over the next few days to see who from the peacenik crowd starts crowing about how we should take him up on it. And it will be fun to watch the editorials the next couple of days and see how they handle this.
The Debate at the WaPo has a link to this article up, Thanks Emily!
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