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  •  Bush has taken a lot of flak for that quote (3+ / 0-)
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    And don't get me wrong, I detest a lot of what he's done.  But I'd like to think he meant that Bin Laden, for all he's done, was already a symbolic target by that point.  He wasn't secretly directing al-Qaeda supreme command, marshaling resources or whatever; it was a group of individual cells.  He had been neutralized and was capable of nothing more than sending out grainy anti-American videotapes.

    •  Well yeah. (0+ / 0-)

      Its clear he meant that. But at the time, it did not help. it made him look terrible. That same pattern was repeated so often that he shouldve known better by that point.

      Bush had a knack for some of the worst combinations of words imaginable. Sometimes, teleprompters can be a good thing.

      "May whatever power they believe in show the rightwingers mercy. They have been led astray by devils with chalkboards."

      by kamrom on Sun May 01, 2011 at 11:21:05 PM PDT

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