Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Another Milestone: 1,500 Days Since Bush Said He Would Get Osama bin Laden

Many have called this the most disciplined White House in our time in terms of staying focused on a message and repeating it relentlessly. I’m going to do the same thing – except my message is true.

One of the talking points that Bush and his cronies repeat with robot-like regularity is the line about how we are “...fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here.” We might be more willing to concede that point if the Bush administration acted like they believe it themselves.

I mention this because, one day after we observe with dismay our nation passing the 2,000 mark in dead American troops in Iraq, we have another ignominious milestone.

It has been 1,500 days since George W. Bush declared that he would get Osama bin Laden “dead or alive.”

You can’t get much more “fighting them over there” than that, can you?

So while we hold this administration accountable for 2,000 needless American deaths – and the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqis -- we need to ask Mr. Bush this about Osama bin Laden: Where the hell is he, Mr. President? Are you going to get him over there? Or are you waiting for him to come over here?