Obama bludgeons Al-Qaeda without any physical weapons

January 25, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

It was entirely predictable, of course.  By undoing many of the Bush Administration policies regarding the treatment of prisoners of the so-called “War on Terror” and reducing the war rhetoric aimed at residents of the Middle East, Obama has done some significant damage to Al-Qaeda without the use of any physical weapons

The Washington Post reports that Al-Qaeda is reeling these days, because it has lost its best recruiting tool:  George W. Bush.  Barack Obama’s election has resulting in a strong barrage of words by Al-Qaeda, claiming that Obama has killed innocent Muslims and that he is even responsible for the violence in Gaza.

The torrent of hateful words is part of what terrorism experts now believe is a deliberate, even desperate, propaganda campaign against a president who appears to have gotten under al-Qaeda’s skin. The departure of George W. Bush deprived al-Qaeda of a polarizing American leader who reliably drove recruits and donations to the terrorist group.

With Obama, al-Qaeda faces an entirely new challenge, experts say: a U.S. president who campaigned to end the Iraq war and to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and who polls show is well liked throughout the Muslim world.


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Category: Bigotry, Politics, The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    The most powerful defense against instigators is unpredictability. They expect a certain type of reaction,and their strategy is dependent on this predictability, and when response is not what they expect, it sabotages those plans.

  2. TheThinkingMan says:

    It was to be expected, just like the coming months will prove to the rest of the American people just how badly Bush flubbed up, and just how much Obama actually has to do to fix that mess. I think he will succeed.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Obama again attacks Muslim terrorism with rhetoric. Bush could learn a lot by watching Barack Obama. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/26/al-arabi

  4. Hank says:

    Very true Erich – but if he'd actually cared to learn anything, Bush could have learned a great deal starting 8 years ago, just by watching the news and viewing the results of his tragicomic idiocy instead of listening to a pack of snakes whisper in his ear and ignoring the planet.

    Hopefully now, he'll just disappear back into obscurity. Oh, how I wish for the sake of the world that he'd just stayed there.

    From the article: "…al Qaida leaders and Osama bin Laden "seem nervous" now that they don't have George W. Bush as a recruiting tool."

    Enough said.

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