We Did What? Could Have Killed Osama but… Didn’t… Again

Absolutely astounding. Uh huh… Absolutely astounding. But, yet not at all surprising to hear that BushCo botched another opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden. 

We know, with a 70 percent level of certainty — which is huge in the world of intelligence — that in August of 2007, bin Laden was in a convoy headed south from Tora Bora. We had his butt, on camera, on satellite. We were listening to his conversations. We had the world’s best hunters/killers — Seal Team 6 — nearby. We had the world class Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) coordinating with the CIA and other agencies. We had unmanned drones overhead with missiles on their wings; we had the best Air Force on the planet, begging to drop one on the terrorist. We had him in our sights; we had done it. Nice job again guys — now, pull the damn trigger.

Unbelievably, and in my opinion, criminally, we did not kill Usama bin Laden.

You cannot make this crap up; truth is always stranger and more telling than fiction. Our government, the current administration and yes, our military leaders included, failed to kill bin Laden for no other reason than incompetence.

The current “boneheads” in charge will tell you all day long that we are fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan to stop terrorists there so they do not come here. Nice talk, how about — just for a moment — acting like you mean what you say? You know walk the walk. These incidents, where we displayed a total lack of guts, like the one in August, are just too prevalent. The United States of America’s political and military leadership has, on at least three separate occasions, chosen not capture or kill bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahri. We have allowed Pakistan to become a safe haven for Al Qaeda. We have allowed Al Qaeda to reconstitute, partially because of money they (Al Qaeda in Iraq) have been sending to Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

We are in a war with terrorists. We are in a war with countries that support terrorists. We are in a war with people that fly planes into buildings and who never, ever hesitate to pull the trigger when given the chance to kill us. We cannot win and, I will tell you this now, we are losing this war every damn time we fail to take every single opportunity to kill murderers like Usama bin Laden. Less than two months ago, we lost again.

Our men and women are being blown up and killed every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every family who is separated from a loved one during this war is being insulted by our government when they fail to kill those who have already killed us and will not hesitate to do so again and again. Damn it guys, PULL THE DAMN TRIGGER.

Boneheads” does even come close to describing how inept the Bush administration is. Even some of the BushCo apologists (aka wingnuts) in the blogosphere are more than a little ticked to read this piece on Faux News from Col. David Hunt. What a bunch of bungling fools BushCo is. Kevin pegged it on American Street: “Letting Osama Live could be Bush’s favorite pastime.”

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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5 Responses to We Did What? Could Have Killed Osama but… Didn’t… Again

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  2. Phranqlin says:

    Bush didn’t wipe out Osama because he needs him alive and on the loose as a bogeyman.

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    No sources cited. No reason given for the decision not to go for it, nor any mention of who was actually in the loop.

    With half of the story left out, it’s tough to know what to believe. Is Bush a bonehead? Of course, and worse. Did he screw this up? Who knows?

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  5. While I’d like to agree with the initial comment about bin Laden being more useful alive than dead, I think it’s far more likely that Bush & company are simply too incompetent to catch the guy. I mean, let’s face it. They just aren’t firing on all cylinders here. Never have been.

    Call it what it is: a bumbling daisychain. Bleh.