Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Osama picks Bush (Wouldn't you?)

Alterman nails it:

Bush appears to endorse the view put forth by a whiney John Kerry that Bin Laden’s videotaped message put him over the top in 2004. Bush said there were “enormous amounts of discussion” inside his campaign about the 15-minute tape, which he called “an interesting entry by our enemy” into the presidential race.

“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.”

Come now. If Bush can figure it out that an Osama intervention is going to help him, then, so too can Bin Laden. Just as Fidel Castro offered, through emissaries, to endorse the candidate he hated most in our elections once (jokingly, one presumes) bin Laden, who knew that Bush’s team did nothing to prevent 9/11 despite considerable signals, let him get away at Tora-Bora, pulled agents out of Afghanistan to send them to Iraq, recruited gazillions of potential terrorists for his organization with his chaos-inducing invasion of Iraq and spread more hatred of the United States than our worst enemies might have hoped for, purposely intervened on behalf of Bush.

America. Where "reverse psychology" as sophisticated as a 1970's sitcom still works on enough of the people, enough of the time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good obervation, but one cannot dismiss the possibility that OBL never really cut his CIA ties of former years, and is just another soldier in this country's endless propaganda war. Sounds far-fetched, but with all the evidence now comming out to support this thesis, not that far-fetched. That would also, of course, explain OBL's clever attempt to get Bush elected.

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