Where's bin Laden?
WASHINGTON - Seeking to rally support for the war, President Bush is pointing to U.S. intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, and that the United States should be first in his sights.
The information, which Bush was to cite Wednesday in a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, was declassified by the White House on Tuesday.
Bush, who is battling Democrats in Congress over spending for the unpopular war in Iraq, will highlight U.S. successes in foiling terrorist plots and use the intelligence to argue that terrorists remain a threat to Americans, said Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House homeland security adviser.
Can I get a job like that? One where failure (in this case, to capture bin Laden and roll up al Qaeda) is used as a justification for doing something (Iraq war) that doesn't resolve the problem.
If Americans, the press, the beltway crowd, and Congress are so stupid that they don't turn on this miserable failure of a president, then they deserve what they get.
Bush is shameless and contemptuous.
There are other jobs like this. Corporate CEO's come in and outsource jobs, fire a lot of people (that usually causes the stock to rise), stop all research and inovation, leave the company a shadow of its former self, and leave with a ludicrously large compensation package.
Look at the US automobile companies or airlines.
In fact, Bush had just this kind of training. He was a miserable failure in the corporate world before he entered government.
I wonder what all of the foot soldiers in the federal governmnet are thunking about all of this?