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Originally posted by Gools
It doesn't make a bit of difference and I really don't care. Neither does your president:
"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." — George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002
Q Mr. President, in your speeches now you rarely talk or mention Osama bin Laden. Why is that? Also, can you tell the American people if you have any more information, if you know if he is dead or alive? Final part -- deep in your heart, don't you truly believe that until you find out if he is dead or alive, you won't really eliminate the threat of --
THE PRESIDENT: Deep in my heart I know the man is on the run, if he's alive at all. Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not; we haven't heard from him in a long time. And the idea of focusing on one person is -- really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission.
Terror is bigger than one person. And he's just -- he's a person who's now been marginalized. His network, his host government has been destroyed. He's the ultimate parasite who found weakness, exploited it, and met his match. He is -- as I mentioned in my speech, I do mention the fact that this is a fellow who is willing to commit youngsters to their death and he, himself, tries to hide -- if, in fact, he's hiding at all.
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'm more worried about making sure that our soldiers are well-supplied; that the strategy is clear; that the coalition is strong; that when we find enemy bunched up like we did in Shahikot Mountains, that the military has all the support it needs to go in and do the job, which they did.
And there will be other battles in Afghanistan. There's going to be other struggles like Shahikot, and I'm just as confident about the outcome of those future battles as I was about Shahikot, where our soldiers are performing brilliantly. We're tough, we're strong, they're well-equipped. We have a good strategy. We are showing the world we know how to fight a guerrilla war with conventional means.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
...there was rules for posting something knowingly false.
This quote attributed to President Bush is absolutely false, and posted by a moderator no less.
Originally posted by Dan5647
reply to post by ChrisF231
I guess we will find out if he is still alive on 9/11/07. I doubt he is alive, but I also think we haven't looked hard enough.
Originally posted by titorite
reply to post by Dan5647
The man was on kidney dialisis (sp) back in 98. it is now 2007. Jumping from cave to cave with kidneys that need to be machine cleaned... If he is "alive" in Iran we will be setting records for liveing with kidney failure.
This is to say nothing about the arab press reporting his death a few years back. Due to kidney failure.
My my, wouldn't that be a convenient excuse to invade Iran then if they thought they were harbouring Bin Laden.
Originally posted by Dan5647
Is it possible that all this time, Osama bin Laden is hiding in Iran. I mean think about it. Iran is the only Middle Eastern country where our troops are absent and has an agenda to support terrorism. It borders Afghanistan, where OBL was supposedly seen last.
According to former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, the Iran-Afghan border has a potential to be used as a road for terrorists to sneak across.
"There isn't any doubt in my mind but that the porous border between Iran and Afghanistan has been used for Al Qaeda and Taliban to move into Iran," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told "ABC This Week" on Sunday.
Edit: Changed "Arab" to "Middle Eastern"
[edit on 7-9-2007 by Dan5647]