It’s Tin-Foil Hat Time!! Yah!
According to this story in the Times of India (which is quoting London’s The Guardian), Bush & Co made an agreement with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to not capture Osama bin Laden, for fear of inciting further unrest and chaos in the Pakistan region. Other concerns cited were the retaliatory strikes that al-Qaeda would most likely unleash against the US and Pakistan.
Mayhap Shrublet was up late watching ‘The Siege’ on the teevee the night before he agreed to this.
While I’m a bit skeptical swallowing this whole and hook, I can’t say I’d be suprised if it turned out to be true. You know what, I hope it is true…what a great gaping hole that would put in the Curious George re-election campaign. Regardless of what our friend Ben might think, the average American would be pretty fucking pissed off at a president who would agree to not capture the man responsible for 3000+ deaths on US Soil. Even the hard-line fired-up-with-Jeebus crowd would have trouble rationalizing that kind of underhandedness.