On Fri, 25 May 2018 06:58:44 -0500, Mitchell Holman says...
Post by Mitchell Holman Post by AlleyCat
The BUSH administration, or his military, to be quite frank, set up
the killing of bin Laden, dumb ass.
Not only did Bush not bag Bin Laden, he
even quit looking for him.
Fake news, at best.
Bush Did Not Stop Looking For Bin Laden
All over the Leftosphere, I'm hearing a huge pile of manure being shoveled
regarding former President Bush and Osama Bin Laden. The Leftos are saying
Bush didn't care about getting Bin Laden and wasn't even looking for him
(I'm not even counting the crazed Lefto conspiracy theorists who think
Bush was protecting Bin Laden for some reason). They mainly cite two facts
to support their inane hypothesis. First is a statement Bush made in a
2002 press conference:
Second is the fact that Bush closed the CIA "Bin Laden Unit" that was
tasked specifically with finding Bin Laden. That unit operated from 1996-
At this point you might be thinking, 'Well gosh, King, it DOES sound like
Bush wasn't looking for Bin Laden'.
Yes, I suppose it does...if these two bits of information are all you look
at, as the Leftos would have you do. The truth, however, is much different
than what the Leftos are shoveling.
Let's start with the obvious fact that Bush wasn't really the one looking
for Bin Laden, and neither was Obama. That job was done by the CIA and
other intelligence agencies. If Bush said he didn't think much about Bin
Laden in 2002, well, the people who count, such as the CIA's Bin Laden
Unit, WERE thinking about Bin Laden, and were still looking for him until
at least 2005, when the unit was disbanded. This leads to the second
fallacy of the Leftos. They are intentionally trying to mislead us into
believing the disbandment of the Bin Laden Unit meant Bush (America) was
no longer searching for Bin Laden. This is untrue (and the Leftos know
it). Here are the facts about the end of the Bin Laden Unit, as reported
at by the New York Times:
WASHINGTON, July 3 - The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit
that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top
lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday.
The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its
analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, the
The decision is a milestone for the agency, which formed the unit
before Osama bin Laden became a household name and bolstered its ranks
after the Sept. 11 attacks, when President Bush pledged to bring Mr. Bin
Laden to justice "dead or alive."
The realignment reflects a view that Al Qaeda is no longer as
hierarchical as it once was, intelligence officials said, and a growing
concern about Qaeda-inspired groups that have begun carrying out attacks
independent of Mr. bin Laden and his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Agency officials said that tracking Mr. bin Laden and his deputies
remained a high priority, and that the decision to disband the unit was
not a sign that the effort had slackened. Instead, the officials said, it
reflects a belief that the agency can better deal with high-level threats
by focusing on regional trends rather than on specific organizations or
"The efforts to find Osama bin Laden are as strong as ever," said
Jennifer Millerwise Dyck, a C.I.A. spokeswoman. "This is an agile agency,
and the decision was made to ensure greater reach and focus."
You'd have to be crazy to think any American President wouldn't be trying
to find the man behind the 9/11 attacks. Of course they were looking for
Bin Laden. We never stopped looking for him. We were looking for him for
15 years before we finally got him. In fact, Bush sent the might of the
Ameican military after Bin Laden following 9/11. We invaded Afghanistan to
get him and remove the state Al Qaeda-supporting Taliban from power. If
that wasn't about disrupting and apprehending Al Qaedans, I don't know
what would be. We nearly got Bin Laden at Tora Bora, but he slipped
through our fingers, partly due to a bad decision on our part to outsource
some of the job to Afghanis. We got lots of other high-level Al Qaeda
terrorists from that invasion, along with a treasure trove of information
about Al Qaeda. In my last post, I provided some information about how the
interrogations of Al Qaeda members captured in Afghanistan provided us
with early information about Bin Laden's couriers. That was one brick in
the wall that led to finally getting Bin Laden.
In 2003, Bush took a detour into Iraq, but Bin Laden's trail had gone cold
again by then. I thought the Iraq War was a mistake, and I thought so
before the wmd intelligence (which was also not gathered by Bush, Leftos)
turned out to be wrong. I'm glad Saddam's gone, and I think the Middle
East is a better place without the Butcher Of Baghdad, but I wouldn't have
made the same call Bush did. If anything would be an argument in favor of
the Lefto proposition that Bush stopped looking for Bin Laden, it would be
the Iraq War. That diverted resources away from Afghanistan, as the Leftos
are quick to point out, but as we all know now, Bin Laden wasn't in
Afghanistan. He was in Pakistan. Also, I'm pretty sure we can conduct a
war and still have the CIA looking for Bin Laden. I do believe we are
capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. I mean, you didn't
ever not get your IRS tax refund because the government was too busy with
the Iraq War, right ? Our mammoth federal government can do more than one
thing at a time.
In the wake of Bin Laden's killing, I'm hearing criticism from Right-
wingers of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to investigate
potential illegal activity by the Gitmo CIA interrogators. The Righties
say this will demoralize the CIA, and they also point out that those
interrogations provided all kinds of valuable info about Al Qaeda. The
Leftos have responded by saying...there is no such investigation by Obama,
as if right-wingers are lying ?!?!?!? Huh ? Here's what ThinkProgess
[Former VP] Cheney also echoed former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and
chastised Obama for "prosecuting" the intelligence officers who tortured
detainees. "These men deserve to be decorated, they don't deserve to be
prosecuted," he told Wallace, calling it "an outrage that we would go
after the people who deserve the credit for keeping us safe for seven and
a half years."
While the Obama administration in fact decided long ago not to
prosecute any CIA agents involved in torture, Cheney nevertheless
suggested Obama has been so relentless in going after those responsible
that "these guys...have to look over their shoulder."
Who is telling the truth here ? Hint - It's not ThinkProgress (no surprise
there). While Obama did say he wants to look forward and not backward
regarding the CIA interrogations, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a
Special Prosecutor in August 2009 to look into possible illegal activity
by CIA interrogators. That investigation is ongoing, and ThinkProgress is
misleading it's readers, as usual.
I understand why Left-wingers are so misinformed. They make the gigantic
mistake of believing whatever phlegm the Leftosphere coughs up on any
particular day, not realizing it is nothing but a collection of
conjecture, half-truths, and outright lies. I only wonder why Left-wingers
are gullible enough to believe it all (other than because they want to). I
read ThinkProgress for two minutes and realize it's a bunch of crap. Why
don't they ? They have an entire internet to ferret out the truth. Why
don't they ? When crap comes from the Right, like with the Birther stuff,
I check into it and find out it's crap. Why can't Lefties do the same ?
It's not very difficult.
STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in love with Muslims,
but hate Republicans.
Muslims are against abortion... hmmm... who else?
Muslims are against contraception... hmmm... who else?
Muslims are against pre-marital sex... hmmm... who else "SAYS" they are?
So, if Muslims and Republicans are SOOOO much alike, why do you Democrats
LOVE Muslims, but hate Republicans? See .
Muslims are FOR killing homosexuals... hmmm... who else? NO ONE else.
Muslims are FOR treating women as slaves and chattel... well, OK... yeah,
Democrats SAY they don't, but they do. How many Democrats have been caught
lately treating women as sex objects?
Weinstein, Weiner, Cosby, Franken, Bobby Scott (D)-Virginia, Conyers,
Brokaw, Charlie Rose, Schneiderman
Muslims are FOR their old men raping little boys
Oh, and they HATE you
Am I leaving anything else out that you just LOVE about Muslims?
 Oh yeah... Obama is a Muslim, so all is forgiven... right?