Wednesday, July 05, 2006


"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." (George W. Bush, 09/13/01)

"I don't know where Bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." (George W. Bush, 03/13/02)

"The CIA has disbanded a unit set up in the 1990s to oversee the spy agency's hunt for Osama bin Laden and transferred its duties to broader operations that track Islamist militant groups, a U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday." (Reuters, 07/04/06)
If there was one thing that Republicans, Democrats and pretty much every human being in America could agree on in the aftermath of 9/11, it was that we should do everything we can to capture Osama Bin Laden. Now this highest priority that would give every American a sense of closure with 9/11 has been discarded. Perhaps the reason for this is that Bush would rather let that open wound fester while he repeated jabs it with a stick. After all, it's how Republicans win elections.

But let's do a recap:

We're illegally taping phones and tracking bank records to fight the war on terror because of 9/11.

We're illegally detaining people and holding them without charge or legal representation for years on end to fight the war on terror because of 9/11.

We're illegally torturing people and breaking Geneva conventions to fight the war on terror because of 9/11.

HOWEVER, we are NOT looking for Osama Bin Laden anymore in order to fight the war on terror because of 9/11.

The official explanation we are getting for the disbanding of the CIA unit is that Osama Bin Laden is no longer currently in charge of larger operations. Does this mean that all those Nazi's who orchestrated the Jewish genocide and then hightailed it to South America should have just been let go because, hey, they're not killing people anymore.

Funny, I didn't think there was a statute of limitations on mass murder.

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