Al Qaeda has blessed George W. Bush with another nice gift. Expect an intensification of the Bush team’s attacks on everyone they can smear as a dove.
The Commander in Chief has a lot of propaganda leverage in situations like this. It’s hard to say what anyone could do now to convince people that the Iraq War never did have much to do with the War on Terrorism, even though it’s true.
Even before the bombing the following message was posted at The Poor Man, apropos of nothing:
Look that Sandnigger in the eye for a few seconds you pansy leftists! Let it burn in. There is another one just like him out there just waiting to murder you. Two or 3 more hits on this country and people who vomit the bile that they do in here will be hunted down and killed!
The Bush-Rove team won in 2004 by playing to their hard right core constituency, and sooner or later guys like the one I just quoted are going to feel that the time is ripe. The Bush guys will maintain plausible deniability, of course.
P.S. Here’s an obvious solution: expand the war from Iraq into Iran and Syria. We can expect to hear a lot of this kind of thing.