So bin Laden is offering us a truce.
There might be some people who think it's a tempting offer. "End that nasty war in Iraq, end the bleeding of people and money, end the threat here at home. All we have to do is hand Iraq and Afghanistan over to bin Laden, and hey, he might dicker on the details. Maybe we can make a better deal."
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer issued a quick statement that we don't deal with terrorists. No truce, Usama.
Even Howard Dean — interviewed here on FOX shortly after the release of the tape — agreed that we should never negotiate with terrorists.
Far lefties like the ones who were screaming at Nancy Pelosi the other day in San Francisco should take note. They were calling on Pelosi to end the funding for the war, leaving her in the defensive but correct position that she couldn't cut off support for the troops.
But these are the very people who will seize on the offer of a truce. And this is why these sorts of people don't run the U.S. government and never will.
Democrats and Republicans, I'm sure, will be united on this point. No bargaining with bin Laden, and he's still got to answer for killing 3,000 Americans in New York.
But the far lefties ought to pay attention to the other things he said. He was quoting our own far left and Europe's as they have cheered the polls showing Americans support for the war waning, that some Americans want to pull out from Iraq.
That's the basis for bin Laden's truce offer. He is talking to America's far left and saying, "You know what. We're on the same side. So why don't you work on that hardhead George W. Bush?"
Bin Laden told us Thursday that our far left has been working for him. It's their poll results he quotes.
Bin Laden told us that our secret wiretapping program is something we should keep up. He's got people here already and he's got more coming and they are planning to blow us up.
In the War on Terror, a bin Laden tape is the far left's worst nightmare because it reminds Americans the war is real.
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