CNN is reporting that Bush kind of had an oppurtunity to take out Bin Laden before the terrorist attacks, but it got caught up in what I'd describe as red tape. Interesting, but not too important in the long run. However, would killing Bin Laden have violated the ban on assasinating world leaders? While I think not, I guess somebody else could see it some other way. Also, if it would violate the ban, when did Bush overturn it? I feel like it was after the attacks, but can't quite remember.
Well remember Bin Laden isnt a leader of a nation. hes a wanted international criminal. So killing him isnt any big deal.
I look at this the same way I did the Clinton. Its hard to for any president to kill any one man. All the red tape to clear is hard enough, let alone confirming intel and actually getting assets in place to do any killing of anybody.
"Each president gets three secret murders. You have to use them before your term is up, or they're gone forever." Oh, the wacky Carney.
Over 1450 posts and still never a Wiener of the Day!
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My take on this: Bin Laden's a visionary. He sees the world in a certain way, and his charisma allows him to persuade others to see it in the same way that he does. A lot of charismatic leaders are the same way.