If the Bush regime is at war with those they hold responsible for the collapse of the World Trade Towers, then it is truly a stealth war. Bush never mentions bin-Laden's name anymore, even though he began his 'hunt' in 2001 demanding his apprehension, "dead or alive.' A few months back, the special office that was tasked with the capture of Osama bin-Laden was closed, eliminated, without any hint of a replacement effort.
The hunt for bin-Laden and his accomplices has been folded into Bush's dual-fronted adventures in imperialism. Or, maybe it's been outsourced to Pakistan or to some band of nomad tribesmen like the Bush regime did in Tora Bora, back when bin-Laden himself must have been preparing for his afterlife and certain martyrdom . . . until Bush veered off to Iraq.
When Bush decided to invade and occupy Iraq there was no threat from that country to the United States.
"We have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction"
"Iraq did not have the weapons that our intelligence believed were there"
Bush in August, 2006:
Q: What did Iraq have to do with that?
Bush: What did Iraq have to do with what?
Q: The attack on the World Trade Center?
Bush: Nothing . . .
Bush's own admission, there were no WMDs in Iraq, and there was no connecting Saddam Hussein to the tragic events of 9-11. If we are to accept his rhetoric about Iraq being the 'center' in his terror 'war', then it would follow that his invasion and occupation has made us less safe and secure. Again, by Bush's own admission, Iraq has gone from no significant threat to the United States to, what he describes as "more dangerous than Afghanistan" in bin-Laden's prime.
Bush spoke Wednesday at a fundraiser for Tennessee republicans trying to unseat Democrat Rep. Harold Ford:
"If we leave Iraq before the job is done," Bush said, "it will create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a terrorist state much more dangerous than Afghanistan was before we removed the Taliban, a terrorist state with the capacity to fund its activities because of the oil reserves of Iraq"
So, in the next few weeks, Bush is going to be flying around the country on our dime warning Americans that the Iraq that he took over and claims responsibility for is now a "haven for terrorists", and "more dangerous than the Taliban they are still trying to kill and suppress in Afghanistan.