Carlos, you seem content on define other people's political movements and goals for them. You write, "Bin Laden is a political leader, not a religious one, and is therefore not qualified to make theological pronouncements. His "fatwa" to which you refer is one of many statements of his political position, which is the imposition of Muslim law in any country where Muslims live, including those in the West. That is the essense of the Islamist political program."
That is not what it says!! Very convenient for you to ignore what Osama has said over and over and over again. Yes it is a political agenda (It is others that insist this is only about religion, so what are you arguing?) It is about responding to the assaults on Muslims. (I am not saying the response is just)
1831 Americans played the same game of pretending Nat Turner and his men had other motives or none at all but killing. This is a common tactic of those that want to protect polices that are at the root of terrorism.
That is crystal clear. You invent the "imposition of Muslim law in any country where Muslims live" crap in order to distort what has been clearly stated for years."We swore that America wouldn't live in security until we live it truly in Palestine. This showed the reality of America, which puts Israel's interest above its own people's interest. America won't get out of this crisis until it gets out of the Arabian Peninsula, and until it stops its support of Israel." -Osama bin Laden, October 2001
A German friend of Mohammed Atta is quoted as describing him as "most imbued actually about Israeli politics in the region and about U.S. protection of these Israeli politics in the region. And he was to a degree personally suffering from that." see motives for 9/11 OK? Atta and others never said to their friends anything about what you claim is the motive. So what is your opinion actaully based on? You can't dictate what motivates others, it is what they want, not what you claim.
Did you notive that Tenet and others omit key things in order to hide the motives?