Tuesday, September 11, 2007

OBL, 9/11, GWB

You have no doubt noticed that it's the anniversary of the big attack. Remember how you felt when you found out that Al Quaeda had instigated the attack and trained the perpetrators? I remember what I thought: I want to see Osama's head stuck on a stick with flies crawling on the bastard's eyeballs. Junior and the bloodthirsty neocons managed to distract the eminently distractable American public with the idea that somehow Saddam Hussein and the Iraqis were responsible. That band of morons then dragged us into a really ugly, stinking swamp that is costing hundreds of billions of dollars [not to mention thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives] and offers no realistic promise of resolution anytime soon. Needless to say, Osama's still got his head, and he's making amateur videos citing Noam Chomsky -- Noam Chomsky! -- and going on about the bad-mortgage crisis here. The 2Blowhards have a fascinating two-part interview with Gregory Cochran, an often-insightful polymath who regards national leaders with the contempt they so richly deserve.
2B: How important is it that we track down Bin Laden? Why haven't we been able to do so?

We should certainly kill him. It sets an important precedent. As to why we haven't, I think finding someone in the Northwest Provinces of Pakistan is probably hard, and we're worried about upsetting the applecart there -- and I think we didn't want to, not much. Look at the resources committed. Judge them by their fruits.

The whole thing is worth a read. Look here.

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