October 31, 2020

My Dog Ate the President’s War Plans

Check out this exchange between CNN and a spokesperson for the White House regarding the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

A jittery second grader couldn’t have phrased it better…

WH: bin Laden Capture “A Success That Hasn’t Occured Yet”
By Justin Rood – December 29, 2006, 8:25 AM

Five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is still at large — but that’s not a failure of White House policy, says Frances Fragos Townsend. As she explained to CNN’s White House correspondent Ed Henry last night:

HENRY: You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we’re going to get him. Still don’t have him. I know you are saying there’s successes on the war on terror, and there have been. That’s a failure.

TOWNSEND: Well, I’m not sure — it’s a success that hasn’t occurred yet. I don’t know that I view that as a failure.

From… http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002250.php