Friday, October 26, 2007

Planned incompetence

By Libby

This comes from Fox News, so take it with a grain of salt, but word has it we had Osama bin Laden in our sights two months ago and let him get away. According to this new columnist, we had his position fixed by satelite. We had good intelligence that he was on the road near the Pakistan border in a jeep and we had a crack team on the ground and aircraft ready to take him out but they dithered around at the White House end for so long that he got away.

The cynical view might be that Bush doesn't really want to get him. He is much more useful as on ongoing threat than he would be as dead man. After all, they used Saddam and then Zarqawi as the justification to continue the Iraq occupation for a really long time but getting them didn't change a thing on the ground and they lost their boogeymen. It becomes harder to justify their so-called war and impossible to excuse the failures if the leaders are all taken out.

Let's face it -- Bush doesn't want to end the occupation and Osama is worth more towards continuing it alive, than he is dead.

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