February 28, 2006
Bush and Osama
from - Buck
Bush gives some credit for his last election victory to Osama Bin Laden.
I am sure that somewhere Osama is smiling.
What I cannot help but wonder is why Bush would think that this help was inadvertent?
"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."
At the time Bin Laden was the archenemy. He desperately wants another Bush victory because that will help him meet recruitment goals for the next four years not to mention the continued hemorrhaging of the enemy’s national treasury. What is not to like about four more years of cronyism and nepotism? How could four more years of a deteriorating national reputation on the world stage be hurtful to Osama? So of course he comes out against Bush. An endorsement of Bush would have not been helpful. It stands to reason that voters would vote for whomever Bin Laden was against. Bin Laden says, “Do whatever you want but please do not re-elect George Bush!”
As in all things Bin Laden knew what he was doing. The timing was not accidental. The message was not inadvertent. The end result has done more for Bin Laden than anything Bin Laden could have ever done for himself.
Say what you will about Osama. He is a brilliant strategist and a worthy competitor. He has gotten and is continuing to get everything he wants.
I am just not sure if that is because of his superior strength or our baffling weaknesses.
Posted by Buck at February 28, 2006 02:53 PM