Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Gee-whiz weapons"

I wonder if the capture of Osama Bin Laden is coming soon. I've been hearing lately from some liberal oriented news show guests that even if we capture/kill Bin Laden, the terrorists who supposedly take their cues from him are splintering and planning their own parties. So even without Bin Laden, they'll still be big mean terrorists. This may in fact be true, and if it is, I would guess it's been true for a long time. My guess is that what would cause the splintering is the fact that Bin Laden had to go into hiding in the caves and then eventually stop using his cell phone and could not longer get on the party line.

Anyway, the point is, do these liberals know something about an imminent capture of Bin Laden that is causing them to backtrack on the "We have to focus on Bin Laden and not Iraq" propaganda?

Maybe, maybe not.

In the meantime, it would be good to consider the previous line of propaganda - you know, the one about how Bush is personally in charge of the OBL hunt?
No Neutrality had opined about this last week:

[F]rom critics of the president's decision to prosecute the war on terror: "He [Bush] (or sometimes even "We") can't even find Osama Bin Laden!"

Last I checked, Bush isn't in Delta Force, Special Ops or anything of the sort. Most of the time, his whereabouts are pretty well known, and it almost always leaves him with little or no time to be off scaling the rugged hills of Afghanistan. After all, this is the guy who is derided for not having the foresight to see 9/11 coming so he was caught in dereliction of duty reading a book to school children when the planes hit the WTC. I guess he was supposed to be piloting an F-15 in the air over ManHattan like ANY decent president would have done.

I might be off here, but I thought we had specially trained guys with knives between their teeth and Gee-whiz weapons in their arsenals who do the really spiffy manhunt stuff? So if that's the case, aren't the armchair S.E.A.L team leaders really slamming the ability of the troops in the field, not the commander-in-chief?

That's right, we usually know where the President is. But...Vice President Cheney on the other hand...

Maybe they'll be blaming him next, figuring he should be getting something done in that undisclosed location of his...