Looks like the message sent by the leaders of the Democratic Party has reached yet another supporter of an immediate withdrawl of the troops from Iraq. Zawahiri claims that a withdrawl would "deprive" them from destroying the American forces but yet later in his statement he seems upset with the U.S. led surge. If the surge is not working why would he be so upset to see this opportunity to destroy some more American forces?
It's because the surge is working and gaining momentum that has Zawahiri upset.
"Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has mocked a US congressional bill that sets out at timetable for US troops to leave Iraq.
He called the bill evidence of US failure and frustration and said it would "deprive us of the opportunity to destroy the American forces".
Egyptian-born Zawahiri made the comments in a 67-minute-long video message posted on Islamist websites.
US President George W Bush vetoed the congressional bill on Thursday.
"We ask Allah that they only get out after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed, so that we give the blood spillers in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson," Zawahiri said in the video message.
He also scorned the US-led security surge in Iraq, urging Mr Bush to meet him in a cafeteria in the Iraqi parliament where a legislator died in a suicide bomb attack last month.
It is the fifth apparent audio or video message from Osama Bin Laden's number two this year."
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