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Al-Zawahri Proclaims: “You Have Been Defeated”

But isn't this exactly the reaction Cindy Sheehan and the rest of the America-haters wanted?

From the terrorist enablers at Reuters:

Osama bin Laden sits with al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri (R) during an interview, November 10, 2001. Al Jazeera television said on Friday it would air parts of a new video by Zawahri.

Zawahri says US defeated in Iraq: Jazeera TV

DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video aired on Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's plans to withdraw troops from Iraq meant Washington had been defeated by the Muslims.

"Bush, you must confess that you have been defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan and you will be too in Palestine soon," he said in the video broadcast by Al Jazeera television.

Jazeera said the video, which had English subtitles, carried the date of the Muslim lunar month which ended in December.

"I congratulate the Muslims on Islam's victory in Iraq. I said more than a year ago that the Americans departure from Iraq is only a matter of time," said the bespectacled Zawahri, who wore a white turban and sat next to an assault rifle.

Bush, who has refused to set a timetable for any withdrawal, said on Wednesday reducing U.S. troops in Iraq was possible in 2006.

But he said any cuts would be based on the situation on the ground and decisions by military commanders, not on a political timetable imposed by Washington.

The satellite television station aired a brief portion of the tape of Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, and said other excerpts would be broadcast later on Friday.

Bin Laden and Zawahri have eluded capture since U.S.-led forces toppled Afghanistan's Taliban government in 2001 after the September 11 attacks on the United States by al Qaeda.

Critics of Bush have demanded a quick withdrawal from Iraq, where about 2,200 American military personnel have been killed since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and say the president needs a clear exit strategy.

Yes, we must not keep Zawahri on tenterhooks.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 6th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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