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Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The Mystique Of Barbara Stock
The latest round of columns over at GOP USA is up and they're off the hook. My personal favorite is the new one by one of the up-and-coming stars of the Right: Barbara Stock. It's called The Mystique of Osama Bin Laden.
How many times during these last weeks have Americans heard the words, "If President Bush had just not lost sight of Bin Laden and not let him escape from Tora Bora, this war on terror would be over."
Zero. But that's not going to stop Barbara!
What a foolish and ignorant statement.
We here at the Dark Window would tend to agree, Barb.
Anyway, let's watch our Queen of Mystique demolish her straw man with amazing valor.
Osama bin Laden is a figurehead who has been made far more important than he is in the world's war against terrorism. It is unknown at this time if Osama is alive or dead and it doesn't seem to matter to the terrorists. Terrorists don't need bin Laden to carry on their war. Alive Osama is a mystery and dead he is a martyr but either way the war will go on. Terrorists do not need some group called "al Qaeda" to carry on the killing.
How much you wanna bet that if Bush captures Osama, Barbara will be singing a different tune? Judging by her hairstyle, I'm thinking that tune will be by Ratt.
Barbara Stock: Queen of Mystique
Bin Laden's followers have indeed flooded into Iraq. They are also dying in large numbers in Iraq. Splinter terrorist groups have taken on their own names such as "The Iraqi Freedom Front." Al Qaeda is perhaps now seen as a failure instead of some great power.
Perhaps. And Barbara Stock is perhaps now seen as a brilliant woman.
Not surprisingly, her speculating isn't yet finished.
Does it really matter if Bin Laden is dead or alive, free, or in prison?
Not if your name is George W. Bush.
It may to us but it doesn't really matter to the terrorists of the world. I suspect if he were killed they would simply bury him and go on. The mystique of a man like Osama is far more important than the man himself. Perhaps the terrorists have themselves killed Osama because he has failed.
That last line pretty much mocks itself so we'll just leave it at that tonight.