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Cheney: It doesn't matter that we haven't captured bin Laden.

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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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Cheney: It doesn't matter that we haven't captured bin Laden.


thinkprogress.org

Today on CNN’s Late Edition, host Wolf Blitzer asked Vice President Cheney, “How frustrating is this to you personally, knowing he’s [bin Laden] still at large?” Cheney hesitated, then simply replied that he would “obviously…like to solve that problem.” He added that it’s more “important” to “keep…this country safe,” indicating that bin Laden is inconsequential.
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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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Thats right, no big deal, Osama played his roll and you got what you wanted right Dick?

Just like in 1984 an uncaptured and elusive enemy is a great motivation for stripping a nation of its freedoms.

Despite Bush's assertions that: "he would capture Osama bin Laden “dead or alive”" the nations #1 enemy is not of concern.

Amazing and honestly quite pathetic. Killing tens of thousands in Iraq was SO much more important than hunting down and bringing to justice the man who we are told to believe is responsible for 911, right?

And sadly it looks like Obama has no intention of bringing these local criminals to justice.

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posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Hey .. I don't like Cheney either but ... THAT'S NOT WHAT HE SAID

The left wing source you used came to the conclusion that Cheney said it was inconsequential if UBL was caught. But what Cheney said was (paraphrase) ... it's important to catch him but we have other things MORE important to deal with.

What he said was true.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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True enough he did not say it was unimportant, he did very clearly say that keeping the nation safe was out first priority. Keeping us safe with the surveillance program, enhanced interrogation, and I am sure the war in Iraq just slipped his mind.

You are right he did state that it is more important to keep us safe and to take down Osama's 'organization' rather than focusing on 'one man [Osama].

So much for "dead or alive", 'we've got better things to do, right'.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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Actually it is quite brilliant. Kill him and he becomes an instant martyr but isolate him into obscurity and he becomes insignificant.

He is probably more afraid of his own people doing him in because his only usefulness to them at this point is becoming a martyr. Hopefully we already got his body on ice somewhere so this type of propaganda cannot happen.



posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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After a bit of reflection on your comments I can't help but feel like an ass for even posting this thread.

Cheney said nothing of the sort, you are 100% correct.

Disregard the drivel I have contributed.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:01 AM
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While it would be nice if we had him on ice, does anyone believe we could keep that secret. Could any politician keep it secret!



posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by SectionEight
Actually it is quite brilliant. Kill him and he becomes an instant martyr but isolate him into obscurity and he becomes insignificant.

He is probably more afraid of his own people doing him in because his only usefulness to them at this point is becoming a martyr. Hopefully we already got his body on ice somewhere so this type of propaganda cannot happen.


Kill him and he becomes a martyr, well, suicide bombers are martyr's too. They have plenty of marty's one more won't kill 'em. Not even one of Bin Laden's caliber.
BTW: is it Osama or Usama, you think people would have it right by now.
At any rate, isolated he is a Hero. The man who can elude the might of the World and the US who hunt him- especially if reports are right that we know where or about where he is anyways. Rather than securing the territory and doing a controlled sector by sector search for the one man whom death and or capture could have a devastating emotional impact on those who held him in awe and were inspired by his ability to not be found, much less caught, isn't important. even though, it would deliver the single most important blow to the opposition, isn't important next to National security. They go hand in hand.

if he's even real and not just CGI fabricated or the like to drum up support for the global tracking, monitoring and deWeaponing of the masses. Which I tend to believe is the true aim of it all.

[edit on 18-1-2009 by PhyberDragon]



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