Kevin McCullough

OK, quiz time. Tell me who said this:

Insurgents are winning the conflict in Iraq and [be] warned that security measures in the West and the United States cannot prevent attacks there.

And tell me who offered up this gem:

The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong.

But before you answer, consider this one as well:

The U.S. Army is broken, worn out, and living hand-to-mouth from fighting in Iraq. They may not be able to meet future military threats to this country's security. They're barely getting by.

All three quotes come from significant political figures who have in recent days shared a piece of the American psyche via their willing accomplices in the press. It should come as no surprise that one of them is the world's most hunted terrorist, and the other two quotes come from his "useful idiots" in the War On Terror. Yes, one of the people quote above is America's most hated enemy, but the other two, are supposed to be given the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not they love our country.

But look at how closely the messages resemble one another. Is there the smallest amount of daylight between the positions of the three?

The first quote comes from Osama bin Laden's most recent audio tape – which surfaced yesterday. Any guess as to what else popped up on there?

One of the items dealt with Bush's "falling poll numbers." And that was followed up by this dandy:

I am directing my message to the American people after polls showed that an overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq but [Bush] opposed that desire.

Think he's watching CNN?

The other two people I quoted at the top of this column were Howard Dean, the head of the Democratic Party, and John Murtha a Democrat and a sitting U.S. congressman. Both reflected Osama bin Laden's tone, rhetoric and substance in their messages as well.

So a fair question to ask is: "Do they share the substance of the rest of Osama's message?"

Do they think we should take him up on his ''offer'' of truce?

We do not mind offering you a long-term truce with fair conditions that we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war.

Get that? So that he – Osama – can "build" Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been "destroyed" by the way.