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George and Tony Get their al-Qaeda Fix

excerpts from a report by Greg Palast. July 11, 2005

The cruel, evil jerks who blew up the London subway last week, despite appropriating al-Qaeda's name, have about as much to do with al-Qaeda as a Beatles tribute band has to do with the Fab Four. For all the horror, hoopla and hair-pulling, this was no September 11.

If al-Qaeda is the Panzer Division of terrorism, these London bombers were terrorism's Cub Scouts. We're talking a few pounds of nitro wired to a clock. Al-Qaeda this ain't. All the evidence is that this half-assed attack was the work of some poor young Muslim schmucks, possibly whipped into a frenzy by the mewling mullah of Finsbury Park, Omar Bakri Mohammed.

It's not al-Qaeda, but for George and Tony, it's good enough. Blair's Foreign Secretary dramatically dashed out to tell us that the explosions had the "hallmarks of al-Qaeda." Our Commander in Chief could not have been more satisfied.

The "hallmarks of al-Qaeda"? That's not true and Blair knows it. And Bush knows it. And that's no little matter, my friends. Because Blair and Bush are al-Qaeda junkies. They've sold us on everything from fingerprinting five-year olds to invading Baghdad all on the slick line that we are under attack by a well-trained, well-armed, well-funded hidden army called al-Qaeda.

Our War President and War Prime Minister are having a little problem with their war on terror. The enemy's gone AWOL. But now, with world media all jumped up on its latest fear high, Bush and Blair can resume their sales pitch: more weaponry, less liberty.

FDR calmed a nation when he said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." But the Bush and Blair slogan is, "We have nothing to sell but fear itself."

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