Wednesday, March 01, 2006

BUSH AND HIS BOOGEY-MAN

Osama who?

Yeh, that's right...Bush is talking about his favorite boogey-man again. You know how the process works....when poll numbers fall (34%...hehe) it's time to bring out bin Laden.

But we're gonna get him....

From the Associated Press via Yahoo News:

Bush Confident Bin Laden Will Be Captured

KABUL, Afghanistan - In a surprise visit under extraordinary security, President Bush expressed unwavering confidence Wednesday that Osama bin Laden will be captured despite years of fruitless manhunts for the elusive terrorist leader who ran training camps in Afghanistan and plotted the deadly attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The president, who once boasted bin Laden would be taken "dead or alive," said the fugitive terrorist would not elude the United States forever. Bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar were driven into hiding by the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11. They are believed to be in the rugged Pakistan-Afghan border region.

"It's not a matter of if they're captured and brought to justice," Bush said at a news conference with Karzai at the war-battered presidential palace. "It's when they're brought to justice."

From the Seattle Post Intelligencer via Google News:

Analysis: Osama haunts Bush in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- What should have been a triumphant moment for President Bush in Afghanistan also served as a vivid reminder of setbacks in his war against terrorism. His visit came at a time of increasing violence and drug trafficking in the country. And Osama bin Laden remains at large, more than four years after Bush demanded his capture, "dead or alive."

Bush, who likes to salute Afghanistan as a beacon for emerging democracies, had to confront that reality at a news conference in Kabul on Wednesday when two of the four questions put to him and Afghan President Hamid Karzai dealt with the fugitive architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

"I am confident he will be brought to justice," Bush said with a bravado not shared by many military analysts. Bush suggested the issue was "not a matter of if ... but when."

Bin Laden is widely believed to be in hiding in rugged, remote areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, most likely in Pakistan.

4 comments:

SheaNC said...

"Bush Confident Bin Laden Will Be Captured" -- LOL! Right. Bin Laden is practically their show dog, being dragged out and paraded before their audience whenever the polls are down. Then they pack him up and ship him back to the ranch in Crawford.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Shea,
He's confident alright. But then that's easy when you know where the guy is....or know that he is already dead.

Bush never wanted to capture bin Laden in the first place. To begin with, the Bush family and the bin Laden family are too close...can't afford to upset one of their oil buddies. Also, if Osama was taken down Bush, PNAC, and the neocons would lose their trump card.

Wouldn't surprize me one bit if Osama was at Crawford hidding in the basement with Bandar.

karena said...

What happened to Bush's saying "I'm really not all that concerned about OBL?" Now he is gonna find him. Right. If he does, it is because they know where he is to begin with. Like you said, the Crawford ranch basement.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Karena,
It's the same-old same-old once again. Numbers drop OBL gets run past the cameras.