Sunday, June 15, 2008

He’s On It Now


Damn you, Chuck. You read my mind and knew I was too lazy ass to write my post on this. Just for that I'm stealing every damn word of your post. Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah.

My curiosity makes me wonder if the idiot will catch bin Laden and if he could have much earlier if he hadn't needed a bogeyman. Can't leave a bogeyman out there for the next guy in the White House. Especially if you're pretty certain the next guy won't be McSame.

Of course bogeymen are a dime a dozen and can be created out of whole cloth at the drop of a speech.
Dead or alive, wasn’t that the threat?

Well, time’s running out, and having spent little or no effort on finding bin Laden, Bush has apparently decided it would be good PR to catch his nemesis/partner before leaving office. He’s in Britain now, begging assistance from the beleagured Gordon Brown; that’s how bad it is. Apparently Brown has agreed to provide folks from the British military units the Special Boat Service and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment.

Now that time is running out for Bush, he’s actually asking for help! Wonder if it would have made any difference if he did this six years ago? But whatever, he finally got around to it.

Intelligence on the whereabouts of Bin Laden is sketchy, but some analysts believe he is in the Bajaur tribal zone in northwest Pakistan. He has evaded capture for nearly seven years. “Bush is swinging for the fences in the hope of scoring a home run,” said an intelligence source, using a baseball metaphor.

One source said the hunt was “completely sanctioned” by the Pakistani government; another, a senior Pakistani government source, said President Musharraf had given tacit support to Predator attacks. Given Musharraf’s precarious hold on power, indeed freedom and possibly life itself, this doesn’t seem like an overwhelming vote of confidance. But when you’re down 3-1 with two games on the road yet to play, you’re desperate, and you’ll try anything.

PS: Good catch, Mr Dupree.

Note: Headline links to source.

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