Saturday, July 08, 2006

One Day After Kerry Puts the Bush Admin on Notice - Bush Claims to Still be Looking for Bin Laden

On Thursday, John Kerry sent a letter to John Negroponte putting the Bush administration on notice that the CIA Unit "responsible for hunting down Osama bin Laden," should be reopened immediately. The NY Times reported Monday that "[t]he unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center."

During Friday's traveling Bush road show in Chicago, when questioned about the CIA Unit, Bush claimed that the report that the CIA bin Laden unit was closed is 'incorrect.'

From the Bush press conference transcript:

QUESTION: But the question I have -- the question I have is, it appears that the CIA has disbanded the unit that was hunting him down. Is it no longer important to track him down?

THE PRESIDENT: It's just an incorrect story. I mean, we got a -- we got a lot of assets looking for Osama bin Laden. So whatever you want to read in that story, it's just not true, period.

Q -- you're still after him --

THE PRESIDENT: Absolutely. No ands, ifs, or buts. And in my judgment, it's just a matter of time, unless we stop looking. And we're not going to stop looking so long as I'm the President -- not only for Osama bin Laden, but anybody else who plots and plans attacks against the United States of America. We're going to stay on the offense, so long as I'm your President.

It appears we have another flip-flop from the Bush administration... Bush is looking for Osama, Bush isn't looking for Osama... Bush is looking for Osama.

Bush done dropped the ball looking for Osama when he let him slip away in Tora Bora.

John Kerry has nailed Bush on that colossal failure more than a few times including in an interview with Don Imus back in December.

Osama bin gone so long now... and Bush was nailed again - asleep at the wheel - for slipping on the search.


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