(continued from the previous post)
Let's not forget that earlier this month bin Laden--or someone claiming to be him--more or less openly stated that a US attack on Iraq would be playing into his hands. And the Administration made a buffoonish attempt to spin the tape into the ever-elusive link between Saddam and al Qaeda. Need I add the shame of the conspicuous absence of OBL from the Administration rhetoric, save for lame attempts to link him and Saddam? I agree that it isn't only about the man Bush declared we should get "dead or alive," but I do believe that the man we blame for 9/11 should be brought to justice or proven dead. If bin Laden's alive, he's hiding somewhere. We went to war against Afghanistan--correctly, in my view--to get him. His elusive specter damages US credibility in the Islamic world. We should not rest until we have brought bin Laden to justice.