I could care less what this raving homicidal lunatic has to say, but I do care about this:
Where the hell is he? And why does no one in the current administartion seem to care about finding him?
I was already thinking about bin Laden today even before his new statement, because I heard John McCain's speech in which he said he planned to kill or catch bin Laden and his top lieutenants by 2013, the end of his mythical first term. It was a laudable proposal -- although why wait that long? -- but it was also jarring in this sense. How come we don't get similar promises from President Bush? Why won't he promise to partially save a sliver of his disastrous presidency by vowing to catch him or kill bin Laden before he leaves office in January?
Look at what happens when a Philadelphia cop is murdered -- his colleagues don't sleep until the killer is tracked down, even if he's 1,000 miles away, and brought to justice. This man killed nearly 3,000 people -- and where's that same sense of urgency? Osama is probably somewhere in Pakistan, and when we politely ask to hunt al-Qaeda members there, they say no. We shrug. At Bush's next news conference, someone should ask Bush if he knows where bin Laden is, after all this time -- not to reveal any location, but does he know? And if not, why not?