Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she’s “proud” of the U.S. decision to wage the Iraq war and insisted that the world is not more dangerous than it was when George W. Bush took office.
Um, which world is she talking about?
“We’re now beginning to see that perhaps it’s not so popular to be a suicide bomber. We’re beginning to see that perhaps people are questioning whether Osama Bin Laden ought to really be the face of Islam,” Rice, 53, said in an interview to be broadcast this weekend on Bloomberg Television’s “Conversations with Judy Woodruff.”
Osama bin Laden is the Tupac of terrorists. Even though he’s supposed to be dead, he keeps releasing new tracks.
And what’s the baseline of exactly how “popular” being a suicide bomber should be? For a job where the only qualification is “blowing yourself up,” you’d think it would be really, really unpopular. You know, less popular than working at the Westlake Hot Dog On A Stick.
Also, I’d be less worried about who people think is the face of Islam- bin Laden, Cat Stevens, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar- and more concerned about who they think is the face of the anti-Muslim movement.
Which, if you asked them, would be us. Yes, the same country that defended Kosovo, saving the lives of Muslims, has been successfully rebranded as “anti-Muslim.”
Is Condi proud of that?