Sunday, May 10, 2009

Where's Osama?


Republicans are funny people. During the Bush administration, they didn't have a problem spending money to fight the eternal boogeyman, Osama bin Laden. They didn't flinch as billions of dollars were laundered through the war in Iraq into the pockets of Halliburton, Blackwater, and other defense contractors. They never took to the streets in protest even after it was proven that the war in Iraq was based on lies. Why?
Al Qaeda never existed. It was a complete fabrication of the CIA, used to justify a war that the politicians those Republicans at tea parties voted into office wanted for the sole purpose of looting the country. And al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden? He's been dead for some time now (Although it hasn't prevented him from releasing audiotapes when he's conveniently needed to scare the Americans)
Now we have the president of Pakistan admitting Bin Laden is dead, and what does the US government say? You know, the change people? Nobody knows Osama'a status. Do they intend on keeping him his memory around, just in case they need to invade Pakistan?
So please, Mr. President, don't start using old Bush administration tactics. Osama is dead, and most people these days are too concerned about making it through the economic crisis to worry about some dead guy anymore. Osama is as dead as Pontiac these days, so don't try to tell us otherwise.

5 comments:

Tom Harper said...

But, if we didn't have Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to kick around, our government might have to start dealing with real problems like the economy, crime, lack of health coverage...

Lew Scannon said...

Tom,
Point well taken. Better they don't focus on problems at home since they botched up the 'war on terror'.

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Snave said...

Not sure about Runescape, but the possiblity of Bin Laden being dead is very real.

Al Qaeda not real? It is now, but maybe it never had to be.

Bogeymen are sure wonderful to have, eh.

There has definitely been less change than I was hoping for, but I think we will actually see some. I just hope our president isn't intimidated or cynical in how he approaches matters of importance.

I don't mind the non-release of recent photos so much, but when I heard he was going to continue toe tribunals, my thought was "Oh crap!"

Snave said...

"Toe tribunals" would really be interesting. I meant "the tribunals" of course. 8-)