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November 10, 2006

Al Qaeda In Iraq Gloats: We Won!

Funny, I don't remember reading any MSM reports about Al Qaeda's voting preferences before the elections.

A purported audio recording by the leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing gloated over the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as a top U.S. general said the military was preparing to recommend strategy changes.

Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet on Friday that the group had 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.

"I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister...stay on the battle ground," he said.

He said his group would not rest until it had blown up the presidential mansion in Washington.

"I swear by God we shall not rest from jihad until we...blow up the filthiest house known as the White House," the voice on the recording said.

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This being Reuters, it's time to break out the sneer-quotes:

Bush said he was open to any idea for a new approach and publicly reaffirmed a belief that "victory" was possible.

Apparently this word "victory," like "terrorists," is a strange term of art whose meaning Reuters isn't quite sure of.


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