“Osama bin Taping”

Posted by: on Oct 30, 2004 | No Comments

…was one of those witty captions on CNN last night, making light of the golden-robed posterboy of terror which the GOP is jumping all over as “a little gift” for Bush. The wingnut CW on this being anything terror-related helps Bush.
As the news broke yesterday, Wolf suggested Osama “bin” watching F-9/11, to which Danielle Pletka spewed, bug-eyed and seething with rage, “It’s nice that Michael Moore is providing aid and comfort to our enemy.” Never mind that Osama got most of it wrong aside from it being something involving a goat.
Wes Clark last night on Bill Maher:

If George Bush had done his job as Commander in Chief before 9/11 we would never have had the strikes of 9/11….
The guy that had the 9/10 mindset, that was George Bush. The guy who didn’t want to listen to the threat of terrorism. The guy who never held a cabinet meeting. Why didn’t he call his cabinet together and introduce the Attorney General to the Director of CIA and say gentlemen I’d like you to meet each other, and please I don’t want any terrorist attacks?

…and this about cod-piece boy:

But if he wants to wear the uniform, and take the glory of the men and women who are actually risking their lives in that flight suit, then he ought to understand what the command responsibility of being Commander in Chief is. When you wear that uniform, especially in the United States Navy, it’s a one strike and you’re out system. If you’re the captain of the ship and it runs aground, they don’t care whether you were on the bridge, eating lunch, asleep, chopping cedars in Texas, they don’t care. You’re out! They only ask one question, were you the captain on the day it ran aground? You’re out.

Whether this helps or hurts either campaign is entirely beside the point. Our cowed media is all-over the “Bush polls better when it’s related to terror” line, something that will undoubtedly be pushed through the weekend. FOX has shifted into full “Holy fucking crap, we’re all gonna die!” mode which probably will crescendo on Monday and be nary of any interest come Wednesday.
Let’s not forget Dear Leader 6 months after invading Afghanistan:

I don’t know where he is. I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run.

Yes, apparently “on the run” to the The Golden Robe Warehouse, Miss Burka’s Nail Palace, and Podiums-R-Us.
Three more days and this this administration will know they should of fucking cared, not shot their decade-old neocon wad all over Iraq while playing lip-service to the 3,000 people who died on 9/11.