Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Taliban Say Bin Laden Behind Cheney Attack

The Associated Press has the story:

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A top Taliban commander said al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was behind the February attack outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, Afghanistan, during the visit there by Vice President Dick Cheney, according to an interview shown Wednesday by Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

Bin Laden planned and supervised the attack that killed 23 people outside the base during Cheney's visit, said Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's main military commander in southern Afghanistan who has had close associations with al-Qaida.

Could be true, could be crap, but let me note that had the administration completed the mission in Afghanistan and completely destroyed Al Qaeda, there would never be a question about any of it.

But if the Administration had gone ahead and captured bin Laden and destroyed al Qaeda and the Taliban, there wouldn't be a boogeyman to frighten American citizens with, now would there?
I think you have hit on it exactly, kicksiron.

You know, they could have taken out Zarqawi before the Iraq war started but they chose not to so their argument that Saddam was tied to terrorism would be more forceful.

You have to wonder how many American lives could have been saved had they killed Zarqawi when they had the chance.

Same goes for Bin Laden at Tora Bora.

So, it must all come down to "How do we keep the American people scared shitless, willing to vote GOP election after election, and willing to fund trillions more for the military industrial complex?"

Oh yeah, another long war...
Who would have thought in 2002, that 5 years later we would have a top Taliban commander announcing that Bin Laden personally planned an attemped assasination of the Vice-President.

So much for the solemn oath.
So much for "Dead or Alive".

Now who knows, maybe the claim is bullshit. But that fact that it's even possible is troubling.
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