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Afghanistan Not Quite So Forgotten: 80 "Militants" Killed in Fierce Fighting | Main | Profile of Christopher Walken
June 12, 2004

Evidence That the "Forward Strategy of Freedom" Might Be Working

Al Qaeda's Number Two coward derides the US strategy thus:

A new audiotape believed to be from al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri alleges that a U.S. plan for reform in the Middle East is really a bid to replace Arab leaders.

....

"America has no relation with reform. What it is really looking for is to replace the existing regimes with new ones," said the voice on the tape. "The so-called American reforms will not bring to us our independence or our dignity."

Notice he doesn't claim that reform is a bad thing. He implicitly embraces the notion of political and social reform by instead criticizing the US for not being serious about that reform.

Just like with Reagan, when your opponents (here, not just political opponents, but sworn enemies and killers) begin attempting to claim bits of your agenda for their own, you're scoring points.


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