Friday, July 13, 2007

Of Course! That's the Answer!

Today, the US Senate voted to double the amount of the reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden. $25 million had no effect, so I suppose they think $50 will.

The measure also states that Bush should focus more on his capture. That of course makes some sense, or would have years ago.

Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Bush said he wanted bin Laden caught, dead or alive. But a year before the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Bush's emphasis shifted, saying he did not know bin Laden's whereabouts and "I truly am not that concerned about him."

If that, in a sentence, does not sum up the mess we now see, I'm not sure what does.

It is stunning to me that the conversation south of us, goes on as it does. It's truly as if they are stuck in time. The same circular discussions, the same inane arguments and yet, Bush just plods along his merry way without consequence. Breaking laws, breaking rules, without no one calling him to account.

The planet is paying a price for this Alice in Wonderland mood in the US, and no one is doing a thing to stop it.



Anonymous said...


No i don't think it's going to work because these terrorist are not motivated by money. Personally i hope it does work because the world would be better off
don't you think ? KNB what would you do to capture him or would you
forget about him and let him go?


knb said...

I'm not a military strategist, so I haven't the foggiest idea.

I tend to think it's too late now. I think the US has messed this up so perfectly, that whether he's caught or not, the entire region will be mired for years to come.