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Osama Bin Laden Speaks

Posted by shadmia on September 12, 2007


It takes Osama Bin Laden to remind us how badly George W. Bush has failed in the mission that was supposed to define his presidency – The War on Terror. While on Capitol Hill the debate rages on about how, when and if our troops should be withdrawn from Iraq, Bin Laden presents not one but two video tapes for our viewing pleasure. It is as if Bin Laden came over to the President and delivered two open-handed (aka “bitch“) slaps, one for each cheek, in an attempt to re-focus him on the real terrorist – Osama Bin Laden himself.

It has been six years since the worst terrorist attack on America soil and the perpetrator is still sending us anniversary reminders of how utterly futile the attempts to capture or kill him have been. I am sure this message has not been lost on the rest of the world. Instead of worrying about saving face in Iraq, Bush should be more concerned about the power Bin Laden has to make America look stupid and powerless to stop the one person who is responsible for taking us down this road of fighting terrorism around the world. Remember what our President said on 9/13/01, two days after the Twin Towers were reduced to rubble:

“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.”
– G.W. Bush, 9/13/01

It is obvious that Bin Laden is not our number one priority. The war in Iraq has long overshadowed him. We have lost thousands of our military personnel to either death or serious permanent injury in a war that initially had nothing to do with terrorism. In fact we did Bin Laden a favor by invading Iraq and giving his Al Qaeda organization another battleground on which to prove themselves.

From all reports Bin Laden is hiding somewhere in “no man’s land” between the Pakistan and Afghanistan borders. If we were serious we would let Pakistan know, in no uncertain terms, that Osama Bin Laden is America’s number one priority and we will leave no stone unturned until he is either captured or killed. It is amazing how we can invade and occupy the entire country of Iraq, suffer thousands of casualties, threaten Iran and Syria and alienate ourselves from the rest of the world but we can’t convince our staunchest ally to help us hunt down one man who is hiding in some tiny corner of their country.

Let’s hope that the two bitch slaps that were delivered on the sixth anniversary will serve as a wake up call and remind all of us that we will never be safe until we complete our nation’s number one priority…….Get Osama Bin Laden!!


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