Thursday, June 15, 2006

Oceania is at war with Eurasia...

With remarkable speed, we've invented a new bogeyman to hunt down and kill in Iraq. His name is Abu Al-Masri.

According to one of our leading generals, this signals that "the leadership of al Qaeda is in disarray." Of course, Al Qaeda has never had a "leadership" in any meaningful sense of the word -- bin Laden's camps consisted of a constallation of random jihadists who relied on Osama's financial backing.

What it actually signals is the deep paranoia that has infected our goverment and our populace. Yesterday, Zarqawi was the most fearsome terrorist in Iraq. Today, it's Al-Masri. Yesterday, we were at war with Eastasia. Today, Eurasia...


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