Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Getting Osama is important

Nancy Pelosi is caught making a statement about the importance of capturing bin Laden that is remarkably similar to a statement just made by Dick Cheney. She said that capturing bin Laden won't make us any safer. Cheney said that getting bin Laden wouldn't eliminate the problem of al Qaeda. Republicans are criticizing her for her statement while ignoring Cheney's.

Why do we continue to express astonishment at the hypocrisy of the GOP? We might as well express shock at the sunrise!

But really, Pelosi shouldn't be validating the Republican talking point that capturing bin Laden is not important. It is important. Even if bin Laden were totally incapable of harming America in the future (a big if), it would still be important.

Why?

Because bin Laden is responsible for the deaths of nearly 3000 people on 9/11! That alone makes his capture and/or elimination a high priority.

Any suggestion that getting bin Laden is unimportant is a slap in the face of the friends and family of all those who died on September 11th.

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