Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Marc Lynch on ben Laden's message

If you read nothing else today, read this. The Aardvark is not misled by spin. He takes this guy seriously as he continues, apparently undaunted in his poisonous ministry to the extremists of Islam.

Bottom line: this was actually a pretty major address, which laid out a comprehensive vision of Islam's clash with the West and al-Qaeda's current priorities. It didn't give off an air of desperation, nor of irrelevance - certainly not any sense of bin Laden being on the run, as the White House is spinning it.

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