Friday, September 07, 2007

Osama bin Laden - Still not dead

Further evidence of George W. Bush's abject failure in waging his "War on Terror."

Osama bin Laden will release a new video in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida's media arm announced today.

Analysts noted that al-Qaida tends to mark the Sept. 11 anniversary with a slew of messages, and the Department of Homeland Security said it had no credible information warning of an imminent threat to the United States.

Still, bin Laden's appearance would be significant. The al-Qaida leader has not appeared in new video footage since October 2004, and he has not put out a new audiotape in more than a year, his longest period without a message.
Six years after "Dead or Alive," this bloodthirsty savage is still out there plotting his next moves and making videotapes.

Bush has failed to destroy al Qaeda. In fact, six years after 9/11, the terrorist organization is stronger than it was on that terrible day.

Bush has failed to secure the homeland. Due to his inept management of the Dept. of Homeland Security, the organization has failed to make even "moderate progress" toward important benchmarks.

And, lest we forget, our military remains bogged down in a civil war in Iraq, a country we never should have invaded in the first place. Despite the spin, obsfuscations, and outright lies of the Bush administration, the occupation is a disaster with no end in sight.

Heckuva job.