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Osama Bin Laden Wanted Bush Re-elected

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, May 23, 2008.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    On the Friday before the 2004 presidential election, Osama bin Laden released a videotape slamming George W. Bush, which more than a few people took as a tacit endorsement of John Kerry. The CIA saw it differently, though. According to Ron Suskind's fine book, The One Percent Doctrine, Deputy Director John McLaughlin said, "Bin Laden certainly did a nice favor today for the President." It seemed obvious to the top CIA analysts that bin Laden wanted to keep Bush — who had let the terrorists off the hook in Afghanistan and launched the war in Iraq, a great recruiting tool for al-Qaeda — in power {Underlining mine}

    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1808467,00.html
     
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