Friday, August 05, 2005

Have you heard about this new Al Qaeda tape? Ayman al-Zawahri, the group's number two guy, released it the other day and it's already soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Terror Threats chart. Of course, with the advent of file sharing, that no longer translates into big sales the way it used to.

Anyway, al-Zawahri stopped short of claiming direct responsibility for the London bombings but did say that Tony Blair's decision to keep British troops in Iraq was the cause. He also went on to say that more attacks would be coming, both in the British Isles and America.

Personally I find that absolutely hilarious, though I suppose Brits and Americans fail to see the humor in it. But if you stop and think about it, wasn't the whole reason for Bush's invasion of Iraq to prevent terror, not inspire more of it? Do you see the irony of it all? That's what makes it so funny!

So what went wrong? Why is the world still such a scary place?

Oh, right. Instead of going after the terrorists, and trying to capture or kill the guy who murdered almost 3000 of his fellow Americans on September 11, Bush decided to invade Iraq instead.

That makes about as much damn sense as fixing a flat tire by changing the fan belt.