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Al-Queda is an idea, a set of tactics, and a particular nexus of circumstances.  It doesn't depend on the existence of Bin Laden.

'Tho having a Big, Bad, Boogyman helps keep the foo-foo boiling.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 12:44:59 PM EST
There is a certain whatever of a predicted October "Surprise."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 12:50:13 PM EST
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if the French ruined Bush's October surprise, it would just be too ironic.  I bet he really hates French people now.
by manon (m@gmail.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 01:07:04 PM EST
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That's and interesting twist.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. — Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 03:22:38 PM EST
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And as Alan Moore pointed out in V for Vendetta, ideas are bulletproof.
by IdiotSavant on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 07:02:29 PM EST
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