Future Headlines - Osama bin Laden In US Custody
In October - Surprise, Surprise!
Now a short addendum: I'd planned to post this last Friday but got distracted, and over the weekend the Xsociate did a post on the exact same theme. So it seems I'm not the only one who thinks that they might trot out bin Laden. Kudos for beating me to the punch sir! :-)
America Marks 5-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Attacks
can someone please get me a game card.
TFWY, you're probably right about that. It would have been very tempting to drag him out at the first opportunity.
Xsociate, you're welcome. You managed the "scoop", credit where credit is due you know.
Fred, not just using his talking points, but using them for years. IMHO, Bush is a willing collaborator.
Catching/killing Osama would be one, but highly unlikely. There is a huge bounty on this guy and no one has yet to capture him to claim it?
Osama is the boogeyman, just waiting for the "red phone" call to rear his ugly ass when Bush needs to push fear on the world.
Frankly, I am more scared of George Bush in office for 2 more years than I am Osama. If the evils of this world wanted to see the United States distruct...they got it vicariously through George Bush being President. He has managed to screw the US up far worse than any terrorist attack could.
"Osama, I want ya to meet Mike McGavick, the next senator from the state of Washington. Mike, this is what we're protecting America from."
"Great to meet you Mr. Bin Laden--"
"Ah yes. The drunkard. Which is against the Holy Koran, but any friend of George's is a friend of mine! No, I don't shake hands with infidels."
that way they never have to produce him, just use old photos - like the one on this post...
And Rex, it isn't who leaked the information that is important, it is the treasonous media that reports it.
Maybe they just don't have him?
I mean it doesn't really seem like we are looking for him.
Also if he had been captured, I think after a year Al-Qaeda would say something. Just to turn the entire country against Bush.
Herr Blog, I like the barnstorming idea. Maybe Osama could replace Chaney as the Veep--an ultimate "good cop, bad cop" sort of situation.
AZG..."like the one on this post"...oh thanks. I do my darndest to amuse my readers, and what do I get? Criticism, criticism, criticism. :-) :-) :-)
Rex, Armitage...the purveyor of all fine leaks.
Praguetwin, you are right of course. They really need to keep us on edge, and...thanks for sticking up for me.
Crackpot, I think the fact that we're not looking for him is exactly why we've got him.
KnightErrant, CGI from ILM... :-) :-) :-)
There will just about have to be an October Surprise this year. After all, if there isn't one, all they have is all those millions of dollars they publicly admitted they were going to use for negative political campaign advertising. Hmmmm. Well... I guess that HAS worked for them in the past. However, this time around I like to think the American voters will see through that crap. Thus, I believe they will trot out the attack ads and smear campaigns during the next month, (along with the lower gasoline prices, which I think they have probably been manipulating at least in part, for political purposes), and if things are still looking desperate by around mid-October (that is, if the suckers aren't taking their bait en masse) we will see something big.
It may be nothing more than the revealing of a few more foiled terror attacks, or maybe another video or two from terrorist leaders. OR, it might have something to do with Iran. It seemed to me the ultimatums to Iran have kind of been on a schedule that would lead to some major tensions by say, maybe about early Fall.
Whatever they try, there is really no denying the GOP is a political party in decline. It may only be in the early stages, but people are beginning to tire of all the b.s., and a number of Americans have grown to distrust the Bush administration more and more. And if enough people get CYNICAL enough about the GOP and its methods, fewer and fewer fish will be taking the bait.
If they DO "catch" Osama, more power to them. Better to have the guy in custody than to have him at large... although I have to think the timing of it would be a bit obvious if it were to happen during the next six weeks.