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Bush says bin Laden tape aided re-election: report
(2006-02-28)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said his 2004 re-election victory over Sen. John Kerry was inadvertently aided by Osama bin Laden, who issued a taped diatribe against him the Friday before Americans went to the polls, The Examiner newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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"I thought it was going to help," Bush said. "I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn't want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush."
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wnku/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=884176


Idiot. 'Bush good, bin Laden bad.'

Like bin Laden cares who's president. Who was president when the U.S. embassies were bombed? Who was president when the USS Cole was hit?




Rich
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"I thought it was going to help," Bush said. "I thought it would help remind people that if bin Laden doesn't want Bush to be the president, something must be right with Bush."
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wnku/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=884176


Idiot. 'Bush good, bin Laden bad.'

Like bin Laden cares who's president. Who was president when the U.S. embassies were bombed? Who was president when the USS Cole was hit?

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actually, bin Ladin would care. contrary to some of the Presidents supporters, bin ladin was NOT wanting Kerry, he was wanting Bush as President. Sounds backwards right? So, why?

I will be glad to tell you. there is a tried and true doctrine in guerilla warfare called 'sharpening the conflict'. that doctrine states that the most authoritarian and reactionary faction within the enemy camp is who you want in power. the overreaching of that enemy faction will force the moderates within your own camp to close ranks with you.

If your enemy elects' or appoints a 'moderate' they may try a negotiated way out of the conflict, and the radicals do not want this. It causes their faction to lose people to the factions that want to compromise.

This is why Hamas set off four bombs in israel in 1996 just before the Israeli election. It caused Israelis to get spooked and they moved right and elected Netanyahu over Peres. Hamas knew that Peres was trying hard to come to an agreement with Arafat, they didnt want that. hence the bombings. Netanyahu got in, Arafat and other moderates were undermined, and Hamas succeeding in sharpening the conflict.

Bush was right, bin Ladin's tape helped Bush win. That is exactly what bin Ladin wanted. Armed conflict.

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Bush was right, bin Ladin's tape helped Bush win.
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But not for the reasons he thinks.

Bush is still an idiot.






Rich
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Bush was right, bin Ladin's tape helped Bush win. That is exactly what bin Ladin wanted. Armed conflict.

Bush has been giving Osama everything he ever could have dreamed of and then some, ever since 9/11.
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Is there any doubt that if the "War on Terr'r" were a battle of wits that Osama bin Laden would handily beat George Bush?
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Is there any doubt that if the "War on Terr'r" were a battle of wits that Osama bin Laden would handily beat George Bush?


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In a very real way it is a battle of wits. And our top player is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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And our top player is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


I doubt our 'top player' is whom you think it is. It seems to me that policy is driven by the financial interests of the consortium behind the individuals it has installed into the highest levels of our government. A Congress complicit out of necessity and unaware voters ensure perpetuation of our injury.
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Bush said his 2004 re-election victory over Sen. John Kerry was inadvertently aided by Osama bin Laden

Yes, riiiight, inadvertently.

God what monumental dumbass we have for a President.

Not in his wildest dreams could Bin Laden have imagined a President as beneficial to his objectives as George Bush.

Gordon66
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