Yesterday, he declassified an intelligence report and released it to the world amid much solemn fanfare.
The report tells us that Osama bin Laden, as recently as two years ago, directed his top al Qaeda guy in Iraq to form new terrorist cells there for the purpose of attacking the West, in particular, the U.S.
Excuse me, but this is news? To anyone?
I guess George W. thought this would come as a shock to us. We’d be scared right back into line and stop all our annoying complaining about his nasty war. The proof of everything he’s been saying about al Qaeda in
Well, duh, George.
I’ll tell you what the news made me think. Even before I’d read past the headline, “White House Says Bin Laden Ordered Iraq Plots,” my first thought was that this startling release of intelligence to the masses could only be more propaganda designed to influence the mouth-breathers among us. My second was, ‘I bet the intelligence is a couple of years old.’ My third thought was, ‘So, why haven’t you caught bin Laden yet, cowboy?’
Then I read the story. The top guy bin Laden gave his orders to back in 2005 was al Zarqawi, who was later killed by an American bombing raid in June 2006 amid much crowing and strutting by the Bush administration. Presumably bin Laden said “darn!” when he heard al Zarqawi was dead, and like most decent CEOs, instructed the next guy in line pick up the ball.
This is a surprise?
Al Qaeda wasn’t in
We’re moving in on six years since
Don’t laugh. Has anyone looked there?
I’ve always thought that bin Laden was far too smart to hole up in the mountains between
Or, if he really is an outdoorsy type, as the rumors tell us, Osama’s likely camped out in the mountainous, disputed
With allies like this, who needs ...?
Anyway. As a reason to keep our troops in
But ... there are plenty of places where al Qaeda can establish terrorist cells. The world is full of ‘em. Why waste precious resources in
Honestly, Junior. I just despair.
Listen, dork: Don’t bother me with two-year-old intelligence that tells me things I already knew intuitively. Bring our kids home from