The truth about 2004 and Bush's nauseating reaction to bin LadenQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Let us suggest, for the sake of argument, how a true American president might have reacted to that bin Laden tape. 'There were enormous amount of discussions with the CIA and with military intelligence, about where bin Laden might have taped that message, and when, and whether he was still there or if he'd left any clues we could use to catch that bastard. Karl and some of the political guys wanted me to get on the campaign trail, because they said Kerry was winning. Then somebody asked whether they thought the tape would help us or hurt us -- and I was so mad, I threw the guy out of the meeting! I said, 'I made a promise to those families, and I'd rather be the guy who caught bin Laden and lost, then they guy who won by letting him run free.'' Yes, that's what a real president would have said. How sad is this? We find it easier to believe that Rove has bin Laden secretly locked away somewhere than to believe that Bush would ever say something like that.|
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