Aug 172004

Since the beginning of 2003, King George has mentioned bin Laden’s name on only 10 occasions. And on six of those occasions it was because he was asked a direct question.

In addition, there were four times when Bush was asked about bin Laden directly but was able to answer without mentioning bin Laden’s name himself.

Not once during that period has he talked about bin Laden at any length, or said anything substantive.

During the same period, for comparison purposes, Bush has mentioned former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on approximately 300 occasions.

The last time Bush spoke protractedly about bin Laden was at a March 2003 news conference. Bush was asked then by Kelly Wallace of CNN why he so rarely mentioned bin Laden, and whether bin Laden was, in fact, dead or alive […]

[Bush’s answer:] "So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you … I truly am not that concerned about him."

So, he’s just been too busy making sure Haliburton had access to Iraqi oil to really be concerned about the mastermind of the 9/11 tragedy.

Once again, I have to ask…how can people still support this guy?

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