On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 our illustrious President George W. Bush said
regarding Osama Bin Laden's recent threats against US citizens, ""I take it seriously, and the people of NSA take it seriously."
On March 13, 2002 when asked about why he rarely talked about Bin Laden President Bush's response included, "So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you." Then President Bush's was asked if the threat Bin Laden presented wouldn't be eliminated until he was found "dead or alive" and part of Bush's response was, "I truly am not that concerned about him." (Read the White House press release here
and search for "rarely talk" if you wish to jump right to the area I'm talking about).
So, my question is simple. Is Bin Laden something to take serious and think about or not? Is our president only going to concern himself with Bin Laden when his comments are broadcast for citizens to hear? We don't got the guy. The actual guy who masterminded 9/11. We've "liberated" Iraq though. Good thing because they seemed really poised to kick our asses. You know, more so than...oh...North Korea.
Let me see if I've got this straight. We know Bin Laden masterminded 9/11, we don't got him. We know North Korea has the ability to deliver some smack down to us and our allies, we don't go after them. There are countries in this world that are dealing with genocide and our film industry seems more concerned about making films about the subject than our government seems interested in discussing it. BUT we're slowly bringing democracy to a country who's self-proclaimed leader was born of the US's inability to control him (I'm not linking sources to back that up because if you haven't educated yourself on the US-Saddam connection you're choosing to keep your head in the sand).
You know, I'm glad I live here in the US but some of the other people here (especially those that run the place) make it really difficult to avoid feeling like I'm not swimming in a pool of deception and ignorance.