Just in case you missed it and still wondering why Pres. Bush never fulfilled, indeed seems to completely forgotten, his vow to get Osama Bin Laden dead or alive, let me remind you that over a year ago Bush shut down the CIA division in charge of finding the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just in case you need reminding of that, let me take you back to those wonderful, halcyon days when most of you actually believed the words that spilled out of the crap-eating mouth of the Liar-in-Chief: it was not Saddam Hussein who was responsible for 9/11. Osama Bin Laden, as far as we know, remains alive and well and has absolutely no reason to fear what we are constantly reminded is the most fearsome and technologically advanced fighting machine in human history: the US military. And yet this fearsome military cannot even find a guy hiding in a cave.
Or can they?
Well, of course, they can. All those needless and harmful military contracts that have been awarded to campaign contributors on both the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle may be in many cases an utter waste of money, but you’ve got to give companies from Hughes to GE credit. They do know how to build weapons of monstrous capability. If there is any person left in American who honestly believes our military is not capable of finding a guy in a cave, which is far easier than ending 1000 years of deep-seated religious hatred, then they should be institutionalized. So the question that lingers in the air like a fart from Karl Rove after too many beans in the burritos at the all you can eat Mexican buffet is why Osama Bin Laden not only has not been caught, but is not even being pursued.
Of course, the answer is easy. Pres. Bush and Dick Cheney don’t want to capture Bin Laden. There is even the possibility that Osama Bin Laden was caught and that a not totally convincing lookalike has been trotted out every time Bush and Cheney find that their generated terrorist fears are slipping off America’s radar. (Is there anyone who honestly thinks the latest Bin Laden tapes show a guy who actually looks like Bin Laden? I’m not saying it’s not him; I’m just saying that he sure looks different and that is not beyond belief that whoever the lookalike is was hired by Karl Rove.) Awhile back I wrote that the horror/suspense filmTheThe Village truth.
Sound familiar? Osama Bin Laden alive and uncaptured suits the purposes of Bush and Cheney far better than a dead one. He can be troShyamalan’ske a boogey man whenever Bush and Cheney allow Americans to briefly forget that more people die every single day from heart disease and cancer than have ever died from a terrorist attack in America, but that those real threats require people to wear freaking pink bows in order to raise the trillion dollars already spent on…what? There is no reason to believe that Osama Bin Laden will be captured or killed in 2008. After all, it is an election year and if John McCain or Rudy Giuliani especiallOsama the GOP nominee comeuncaptured you can bet the boogey man Bin Laden will be making his most sinister appearance since 2001.