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February 19, 2006

Is Osama Winning?

Simon Jenkins puts forwrd a decent argument that Osama Bin Laden is actually winning. Not because of his actions, no, but because of the idiot responses of our rulers:

Is Osama Bin Laden winning after all? Until recently I would have derided such a thought. How could a tinpot fanatic who is either dead or shut in some mountain hideout hold the world to ransom for five years? It would stretch the imagination of an Ian Fleming.

Now I am beginning to wonder. Not a day passes without some new sign of Bin Laden’s mesmeric grip on the governments of Britain and America. His deeds lie behind half the world’s headlines. British policy seems obsessed with one word: terrorism. The West is equivocating, writhing, slithering in precisely the direction most desired by its enemy. He must be roaring with delight.

I ave to admit to a certain agreement. Why, just last week the same journalist was calling for the abolition of jury trial, that defining feature of the Anglo-Saxon legal world.

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Jenkins is the stupidest columnist in the UK, after Bunting.

Posted by: Eric | Feb 19, 2006 2:10:43 PM

So he has a horrour of jurours; so what? I'd feel the same if I spelled it that way.

Posted by: P. Froward | Feb 19, 2006 9:11:19 PM

Jenkins would be more persuasive on the subject of the stupidity of our leaders if he wasn't so stupid himself as regards the motives and desires of Al Qaeda. On that topic he is hopelessly naive, and commits the cardinal sin of simply ignoring what they themself have said in public seemingly because it totally undermines his argument.

Posted by: Andrew Paterson | Feb 20, 2006 9:23:54 AM