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Osama Bin Laden Says ‘Thanks President Bush’

November 29, 2009

This is exactly what we all knew…..and what many, including CP….has stated over and over again.  When the war on terror was underway during the Bush Administration instead of working to wage it successfully in Afghanistan, troops and resources were instead sent to start a needless war in Iraq. (After all didn’t Daddy  Bush tell me if I won the White House I could start my own war?  Though it should be noted that there are few who think the elder Bush or his advisors were ever smitten by the war that the younger Bush started.)   The result of  the ‘need’ to invade Iraq was that Osama Bin Laden was allowed to escape.  As Osama would say, ‘Thanks President Bush’!

CNN Reports.

The Bush administration for failing to capture or kill Osama bin Laden when the al Qaeda leader was cornered in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora mountain region in December 2001.

Bin Laden had written his will, apparently sensing he was trapped, but the lack of sufficient forces to close in for the kill allowed him to escape to tribal areas in Pakistan, according to the report.

It said former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and top U.S. commander Gen. Tommy Franks held back the necessary forces for a “classic sweep-and-block maneuver” that could have prevented bin Laden’s escape.

“It would have been a dangerous fight across treacherous terrain, and the injection of more U.S. troops and the resulting casualties would have contradicted the risk-averse, ‘light footprint’ model formulated by Rumsfeld and Franks,” the report said.

When criticized later for not zeroing in on bin Laden, administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney, responded that the al Qaeda leader’s location was uncertain.

“But the review of existing literature, unclassified government records and interviews with central participants underlying this report removes any lingering doubts and makes it clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp at Tora Bora,” the report said.

One Comment
  1. November 29, 2009 12:15 PM

    Funny how this story didn’t get a mention on the evening news, but the global warming emails did. Must be that liberal bias we hear so much about.

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