Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Nation (Pakistan) : Osama Bin Laden is Alive and Well

The Nation

With all the money we've been spending in the last few years making the world safe from terrorism, you'd think the least we might have done is to catch Osama bin Laden.

Well, the problem is we started fighting this other war, that had nothing to do with bin Laden, and nothing to do with terrorism, and nothing to do with 9/11, and nothing to do with WMDs. And we apparently forgot entirely about Osama. And not only that, but we've let up enough pressure on the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan that they've been able to mount an increasingly effective insurgency in those countries.

And the spread of freedom and democracy in Afghanistan? A Taliban spokesman says "80 percent of the Afghan people are with us. They were not with us earlier, but having seen the U.S. atrocities and have come to know that America is our enemy."

Mission Accomplished...?

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