I can't think of any other issue that demonstrates how completely you wingnuts can block reality from penetrating your shells of ignorance and willful stupidity than the bin Laden debacle. You can cling to your fairytales about Bush until the day you die but it won't change history one iota. In 1972 two airmen were suspended for not taking their physicals; one was named George W. Bush and the other was his long time friend James R. Bath. Bath became the bin Laden family money man in Texas.Bush the dumber starts oil company with bin Laden's brother and BIL as investors. The company goes broke but Bush illegally sells his worthless stock to a bin Laden family member. The SEC only gives Bush a reprimand because his daddy is head of the CIA. The out going Clinton crew warned the incoming Bush administration specifically about bin Laden.Bush gets memo; bin Laden 'determined to attack' and goes on the longest presidential vacation in history.On 9/11 Bush Sr. is in a meeting with bin Laden's brother at the Ritz Carlton hotel, a couple of miles from ground zero.The day after 9/11 Bush rounds up all the bin Laden family members in America and quietly flies them out of the country without interviewing them about what they knew or know. No other non-military planes fly over America that day.Bush gives his phoney 'dead or alive speech.'Bush let's bin Laden slip away at Tora Bora. (see below)Bush/ Cheney decide to divert attention from bin Laden by stealing Iraqi oil.Bush cuts off funding for the CIA unit tasked with finding bin Laden.Bush says on TV that bin Laden 'not important.'"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02"I am truly not that concerned about him."- G.W. Bush, responding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)Congress then has to reinstate the CIA unit hunting for bin Laden.And finally when Pres. Obama nails bin Laden; those among us who love swallowing wingnut tripe, declare that it was Bush the savant who deserves the credit.May 17, 2002: CIA Counterterrorism Head Fired for Criticizing Failure to Capture Bin LadenIt is announced that Cofer Black, head of the CIA’s counterterrorism division for the last three years, has been assigned to another position. However, in 2004, six anonymous US intelligence officials will claim that, in fact, Black is removed by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld because Black publicly revealed details of the US military’s failure to capture or kill bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in late 2001. Sources will call Black “very aggressive, very knowledgeable,” in fighting al-Qaeda. According to these sources, after the Tora Bora battle ended, an intelligence analysis determined that bin Laden had been trapped in Tora Bora, and deemed his escape a “significant defeat” for the US. Rumsfeld, however, disagreed with the criticism, and said there was not enough “solid evidence” to come to that conclusion. Black then spoke on deep background to the Washington Post, and on April 17, 2002, the Post called the failure to capture bin Laden “the gravest error in the war against al-Qaeda.”(see April 17, 2002) Rumsfeld learned about Black’s role and used his influence to get him removed. [United Press International, 7/29/2004]Bush disbanded the unit specifically charged with finding Osama bin Laden. And then said bin Laden wasn't important. etc. If Obama or Clinton or FDR did that the media would demand his immediate impeachment for treason. All day every day. The entire media would want to know why.But for you wingnuts, it was a no comment, non-issue. The media didn't pursue it at all. Why is that? Can you offer me a plausible scenario whereby Bush's actions were reasonable and not treasonable? Are you able to acknowledge that Bush family business interests, specifically with the Saudis, took precedence over finding bin Laden? proton
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