Monday :: Aug 6, 2007

Bush Still Chasing Osama Six Years Later

by Steve

Bush is now playing catch up to Barack Obama in the war on terrorists.

President Bush said Monday that with the right intelligence U.S. and Pakistan governments can take out al-Qaida leaders, and wouldn't say whether he would consult first with Pakistan before ordering U.S. forces to act on their own.
"With real actionable intelligence, we will get the job done," Bush said.
He was asked whether he would wait on permission from Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf before committing the U.S. military to move on "actionable intelligence" on the whereabouts of terrorist leaders in Pakistan. He did not answer directly.

An interesting dynamic whereby a Democratic candidate on good terms with Joe Lieberman steps to Bush's right in fighting the war against terrorists, and Bush mimics his position a week later.

And he said this on the sixth anniversary of his most fateful dereliction of duty, when he failed to act on actionable intelligence.

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