...but I must say this may be the stupiderest in a while:
"Osama bin Laden and his top leadership — the people who murdered 3,000 Americans — have a safe-haven in northwest Pakistan, where they operate with such freedom of action that they can still put out hate-filled audiotapes to the outside world," Obama said. "That's the result of the Bush-McCain approach to the war on terrorism."
Obama must know (unless he is really really ignorant) that the capture of Osama Bin Laden would be a winning political lottery ticket of such magnitude for anyone associated with the Bush administration. He must know that if he could be found, if he could be captured or killed, he would have been by now. He must know the enormous pressure that is undoubtedly being applied to the intelligence community by the Bush Administration.
There is no doubt whatsoever that substantial and wide-reaching efforts beyond our knowledge (for good reason) have been going on behind the scenes in the interest of capturing and/or killing Osama Bin Laden since Sept 12th 2001 - if for no other reason than for the very fact that producing Bin Laden would create a huge political windfall for the Bush Administration, and maybe even the Republican party.
Obama's comments reflect his lack of knowledge and experience at the executive level of government and a shocking lack of understanding of the political realities of the war on terrorism. Furthermore, his hyphenation of the the Bush-McCain approach is a pathetic and transparent shot at McCain.
Graphic HT politicalpartypoop.com