Five months ago I noticed something odd. It was impossible to turn of the television without hearing about the 'insurgents' recent attacks, their new beheading, botched plans, etc. Then 'boom' everything changed overnight. The people we were fighting became known as elusive "Al Qaeda" . Soon after the relabeling occurred they were relabeled again. This time they became known as Al Qaeda 2.0..or most commonly known as "Al Qaeda in Iraq".
Who is our enemy in November? Is it still AQI , or someone new? Are they insurgents again? Armed insurgents? Militants? Armed Militants? Al Qaeda in Iraq? The Taleban? Islamo facists? Terrorists? the PKK? Iranians? ...who is our revolving 'enemy' now?
Everyday our national media have referenced them as the above names. They interchange them as if they are the same people unified under the common 'cause' of waging Osama's global jihad . Are they? Hmm. I'm thinking not.
If we're going to fight this, war? We better define Who the 'enemy' is? Without that..we've lost. Are they all the same people or are they what 2008 GOP Presidential candidate, Fred "lazy" Thompson calls them, " A bunch of kids with IEDs "
Who is our enemy now?
Same Players. Different Scandal.