posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 06:03 PM
IMHO, Bush doesn’t want OBL captured, and is pleased with Pakistan for ending their search. This could be for several reasons:
1) The capture of OBL could jeopardize Bush’s whole rationale for conducting a “War on Terrorism”. With OBL behind bars, the nation might somehow feel
less threatened about serious terrorist activity in the homeland. Also, the nation may expect the government to obtain vital info from OBL that would
shed light on previous statements made by the administration regarding the extent of the threat, the number of active terrorists, their prime targets
and goals, the location of training centers, the number of cells in America, etc., potentially raising questions about why we haven’t made more
progress on the “War on Terrorism”. Or even worse, why we are fighting it at all, instead of simply capturing a few individuals, without whom the
whole impetus of the movement may disipate. OBL, if captured, could become an embarassment, and a threat, to the administration, depending on what he
might or might not say.
2) The longer OBL remains free, the longer the administration has a purpose and reason to exist. Possibly the administration knows that without OBL
the whole supporting structure for the “War on Terrorism” would give way (just guessing). OBL is symbolic and provides everyone with a single, simple,
well-defined point of focus for their hatred. He’s the administration’s prize jewel, and the fuel for their agenda of achieving global domination
through hate, fear and destruction of anything that gets in their way. Mention OBL and what does everyone think? TERRORISM. As long as there is
“terrorism”, the administration can use it to justify their hawkish agenda. Take away OBL and we (the nation) lose focus, and there goes the UMPH.
Bush needs OBL to remain free. Without OBL, he’s nothing (IMHO).
3) IMO Pakistan was enlisted to capture only certain identifiable “terrorist” figures for the purpose of fooling most people into thinking actual
progress was being made on the “War on Terrorism”. In exchange, Pakistan would receive favors from the Bush administration.
The outcome of the meeting between Bush and Pervez Musharraf was predictable, IMO. They’re in cahoots …