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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Osama's Deciding Vote For Bush

I remember when the Bin Laden tape appeared on the Thursday or Friday before the 2004 Presidential Election. My thought then was, "Oh shit! This is the one thing that could cause Kerry to lose." I believe it did, in fact, have such an impact.

Kevin Drum features an excerpt from Ron Suskind's new book in which Suskind reveals that Bin Laden's tape was intended to serve just that purpose.

Suskind states:

But an ocean of hard truths before them [media pundits] — such as what did it say about U.S. policies that bin Laden would want Bush reelected — remained untouched....On that score, any number of NSC principals could tell you something so dizzying that not even they will touch it: that Bush's ratings [in the U.S.] track with bin Laden's rating in the Arab world.

10 Comments:

  • I hate to disagree, but I believe that voter fraud and voter disenfranchisement had a hellova lot more to do with Kerry "losing" the elections than those silly obl tapes.

    However, I believe it would be interesting to do an indepth comparision of the similarities between obl and gwb (aka wpe) beyond their polling numbers, both were spoiled sons of millionaires, born with a fucking platnium spoon in their mouths, don't know much about obl's mama , but I would bet she's on par with barbra on the bitch scale, neither ever had to work for anything in their lives, and both throw world class tantrums ( 9/11 and Iraqi occupation) when they don't get their ways. Think of any more?

    By Anonymous ykwhia, at 10:49 PM  

  • well put, ykwhia

    By Anonymous webhub, at 9:13 AM  

  • what obl of course wants is to be remembered in history.

    his goal in planning 9/11 was to make himself a grand historic figure, whom historians would look to as the originator of the great crusade of the 21st century.

    Of course, obl's plan depended on dopish western leaders playing into his plan. Obl played bush and blair like a fiddle. He's the talk of the Arab world, and zillions of young Muslims dream of jihad.

    Nice job W.

    By Anonymous webhub, at 9:17 AM  

  • and of course, gwb's goal is to be remembered as a "war" president. They both seem to have their places in history picked out already. I like to think they are both sorely mistaken. They will have places in history, just not the ones invisioned.

    and I do not know how the hell I forgot the most obvious similarity - both are are extreme fundamentalists of different religions, kinda like twin sons of different mothers.

    And where the hell is macswain? He's always saying some on over to my blog but almost everytime I stop by he's off somewhere...

    By Anonymous ykwhia, at 8:37 PM  

  • There are some similarities, but only one of them can speak in complete sentences.

    MacSwain, I'm surprised you didn't post anything about the NYT leak. Your buds at FoxNews are having a field day with that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 AM  

  • Good point anon. I can't imagine obl saying anything this stupid:

    "In my judgment, when the United States says there will be serious consequences, and if there isn't serious consequences, it creates adverse consequences."
    -- George W. Bush, on Meet the Press

    By Anonymous webhub, at 10:49 AM  

  • or "Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." or "if the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon they could proliferate" and my all time favorite, only because of the nugget of truth it contains, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    Gotta love the NYT leak story. Let me see the same SWIFT programs that publishes it's own magazine, has a public website, the one the gwb told us about? the repug's are just trying to light the fire under their base.

    By Anonymous ykwhia, at 1:26 PM  

  • Nuther diffrence tween the 2--1 of 'em has fought in a war.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:09 PM  

  • The CIA has formally anounced it is ceasing operations to locate obl. They would hate to end a good and just cause for gwb.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:43 PM  

  • Nice! Where you get this guestbook? I want the same script.. Awesome content. thankyou.
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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:18 AM  

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