At this point, doesn’t it seem impossible that we’ll ever catch Bin Laden? Like it’s only brought up as a slur against Bush, and not something that serious people contemplate? I mean, if you went to Yahoo and saw the headline: Bin Laden Captured, would you believe it? Wouldn’t it just seem too anachronistic? Like being at a serious dance club that started playing Right Said Fred, and you’d be like “Where the fuck did that come from?”
And is it possible to guess at what would happen if we finally did capture Bin Laden? This isn’t something that the Bushies even talk about anymore, so it almost seems like nobody would care. But I suspect that they’d act as if Bush had done the job himself, and we’d never hear the end of it. We could be talking about the economy or healthcare, and they’d just keep repeating how heroic Bush is and how us libs had been rooting for Bin Laden the whole time and how we were the ones who never wanted to talk about it.
What about if we just found his dead body, and it was obvious that we hadn’t killed him? Would that also count as a victory for Bush, or would that be a big letdown? And would it make a difference if he died of cancer or some other natural cause, versus a betrayal from a fellow terrorist? It’s my guess that the Bushies would rub it in our faces in either case, perhaps to even claim that Bush himself had created cancer simply as an anti-terror measure. And after all, the fight against cancer is just sooo pre-9/11.