Thursday, February 07, 2008

Has America already lost?

As the candidates coalesce through the primaries into the last few who we the people get to pick from next November, I just noticed a disturbing fact. No one has mentioned Osama bin Laden. Particularly, no one has mentioned the importance of us continuing the search for him.

There's a lot of talk about Iraq, there's sabre-rattling and talk of bringing Iran to the diplomatic table for discussions, and there's talk of the continued fight against "fundamental Islamists." But there is no specific talk about bin Laden, nor about the need to address Wahhabism and the Wahhabist dogma that underlies most aspects of fundamental Islamism.

Does this mean we already lost? When the candidates make it to the national level, does someone step up and whisper the truth in their ear? "America has already lost to the Saudis. Here's your check, just play along with this 'democracy' game. It will be better for everyone in the long run if you don't rock the boat."

It kind of feels like that's what's going on.

George Bush sure has given up. If there's one truth to which wagon he has hitched his loyalties to, it's evidenced in the fact that of all the things he promised over the last seven years, "Bringing Osama bin Laden to justice" is the highest. And George couldn't even do that one thing.

Or wouldn't. Talk about a legacy to remember.


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