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June 15, 2008

Finally - But For The Wrong Reasons

-- by Dave Johnson

Bush has FINALLY decided to go after Osama Bin Laden. But, of course, for all the wrong reasons. He has finally ordered the military to engage in an all-out effort to get Bin Laden, including raids in Pakistan. But he is doing it so his own legacy looks a little better, not to protect America.

If Bush and the Republicans had wanted to protect America he would have gone after Bin Laden from the start instead of retargeting most of the military on Iraq.

Actually, if he had wanted to protect America he would have listened to the Clinton people who were trying to get the incoming Bush administration interested in fighting al Queda. Instead they completely ignored the threat and let 9/11 happen.

See Get Osama Bin Laden before I leave office, orders George W Bush,

President George W Bush has enlisted British special forces in a final attempt to capture Osama Bin Laden before he leaves the White House.

Defence and intelligence sources in Washington and London confirmed that a renewed hunt was on for the leader of the September 11 attacks. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured Bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.

. . . One US intelligence source compared the “growing number of clandestine reconnaissance missions” inside Pakistan with those conducted in Laos and Cambodia at the height of the Vietnam war.

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 15, 2008 9:32 AM

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"President George W Bush has enlisted British special forces"


and here i thought we had the "world's best military." apparently it's just the "world's most expensive military," not actually competent, even by the below-ground-level standards of competence of bush.

Posted by: karen marie at June 16, 2008 9:01 AM

Still, if they have to capture and/or kill Osama as often as they''ve had to capture and/or kill Ál-Qaeda #2'Zawahiri, it'll be long after Bush is gone before its finished.

Posted by: BC at June 16, 2008 7:31 PM

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