OBL alive means Bush failed to defend America

In the debates, John Kerry's most solid blow was the Tora Bora point - that Bush let bin Laden go, he "outsourced" the hunt for the terrorist mastermind, to focus on Iraq. Mike Kasper's graphic nicely summarizes the timeline).

Now bin Laden is on tape - alive, and referring to the election in a fashion leaving no doubt that it's a new tape, not pre-recorded. And the best the far right can do is weakly suggest that the bin laden tape is an endorsement of Kerry?

"Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands," bin Laden said.

That's an endorsement? Dream on, red staters... unless the standard for endorsement is "he mentioned his name" in which case looks like an equal endorsement of Bush to me.

Well, OBL's just an ass in a cave who can be hunted, can be found, and can be killed. By the right leader, that is.

And if Kerry can capitalize on the opportunity provided him by OBL to illustrate just how NOT a leader Bush has been on the WoT, then America will have a good chance of making OBL eat those words - and some bomb dust too.

I should note that it is technically possible bin Laden is actually dead, having pre-recorded about nine similar messages from his cave. "Neither Bush nor Sharpton can save you. Take 7. Neither Bush nor Dean can save you. Take 8. Neither Bush nor Gephardt can save you...)


Rick Brady said...

The war is sooooo much bigger than 1 person. Let me ask you: Did the terrorists who blew up the train station in Madrid escape from Tora Bora? What about the mad men who killed hundreds of little children in Beslan?

Also - do you understand what the role of the commander in chief is? See this post of mine: TORA BORA NONSENSE

Jonathan said...

I really, really hope that most of the voters see things the way you do.

Jonathan Edelstein

Ideofact said...

Et tu, Aziz?

I understand, politics ain't beanbag, but doesn't it bother you a little to hold the same Afghan soldiers who did the bulk of the fighting and bleeding and dying in the war against the Taliban and al Qaeda in such contempt?