December 20, 2009

EASY ON THE EGG NOG, SWEETIE:

Blunder on the Mountain (MAUREEN DOWD, 12/20/09, NY Times)

[I]t’s impossible not to think of Osama’s escaping from Tora Bora as one of the greatest bungled opportunities in history.

Even by normal standards of BDS that's cuckoo. Consider that if, as appears likely, OBL is buried in the rubble at Tora Bora she's arguing that W has to his credit one of the great achievements in history. That's surely not her intent.

But, suppose that OBL got away: what has he done since? Nothing.

It's pretty hard to argue that getting him was even important given how thoroughly he and/or his movement have been neutered.

As George W. Bush rightly saw, 9-11 afforded us one of the great opportunities in history, to Reform the Islamic world. Al Qaeda was an afterthought.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 20, 2009 9:32 AM
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