Thursday, January 26, 2006

George Bush. Osama bin Laden. Flip. Flop.

Geoege W. Bush, 2001:

PRESIDENT Bush said yesterday that he wanted Osama bin Laden, the Saudi exile, "dead or alive" in some of the most bellicose language used by a White House occupant in recent years.

George W. Bush, 2003:

"You know, I'm really not that concerned about bin Laden anymore.. he doesn't concern me that much anymore."

Geortge W. Bush, 2006:

Bush said they are taking Osama bin Laden seriously when he says he’s going to attack again.

“When he says he’s going to hurt the American people again, or try to, he means it,” Bush told reporters after visiting the NSA, where the surveillance program is based. “I take it seriously, and the people of NSA take it seriously.”

I think I just got whiplash.


Mike said...

Ever notice how that Osama bin Whack-a-mole pops up just about every time Bush needs him to be a bad guy?

Bush caught breaking the law using illegal wiretaps? Osama pops up to say "I'm going to attack the US". See we need to have those illegal wiretaps...

Bush is on the verge of losing the election? Osama jumps up and says people shouldn't vote for Bush. With an endorsement like that, Kerry didn't have a chance.

Now I'm not saying Osama is controlled by the US or something stupid - that's for the tinfoil hat crowd. I'm just saying that it is in Osama's best interests to have Bush in power, doing the things he's doing, and he manipulate the situation in order to keep it that way. And Bush likes being in power so he will unwittingly play along.

Sadly between the two, bin Laden is probably the smarter. Bush probably doesn't even get it.

CC said...

I don't think that's tinfoil hat territory. It was painfully obvious how, when things were getting awkward for the Bushies, suddenly the terror alert level would increase. It's not like they were even subtle about it.

And whenever it's convenient, the U.S. suddenly captures or kills al Qaeda's #3 person. Man, they must have killed that guy a dozen times already.

I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that it's very convenient for bin Laden to still be on the loose. He really is much more useful that way.

CUE: Wankers howling about moonbat conspiracy theories, without offering a meaningful response to any of this.

You know it's coming.

Anonymous said...

Y'know what?
It kinda makes sense.

Maybe they already offed the guy, but need him around to scare the citizen rabble.

Weekend at Bushie's?
*pictures Osama's corpse shoved into the closet in the Oval Office*