It had been nine years since the horrific 9/11 had occurred in the United States. The name which reverberated negatively through every American and received world-wide attention for the attacks: Osama Bin Laden. The terrorist responsible for 9/11 - alive and kicking?? Certainly not captured and executed.
Osama bin Laden: remember him? Where is he, and why hasn't anyone captured him?
Nearly nine years after the September 11 terror attacks, a new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds that a record number of Americans believe the United States is unlikely ever to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Today, 30 percent of Americans now believe it is likely the U.S. government will ever capture or kill bin Laden. Sixty-seven percent believe it is unlikely. In 2001, one in five Americans believed the government would be unlikely to catch bin Laden.
And there is still a $25 million dollar reward for his capture by the FBI. Late last year, the U.S. government admitted a "lack of intelligence" on bin Laden's whereabouts, noting he could be in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Link
Where is this man?? He has managed the Great Escape!
Nobody knows. Even Robert Gates says he has no idea. So its basically, out of sight, out of mind.
It was a major "out of sight" when Bush redirected his war against Iraq. The number one terrorist for 9/11 was not hiding in Iraq - but Bush's 2004 re-election, he assured he will capture the "enemy of our country". In 2004, every conservative believed Bush is the man to capture OBL.
"Let me make this very clear: Americans will not be intimidated or influenced by an enemy of our country. I'm sure Senator Kerry agrees with this. I also want to say to the American people that we're at war with these terrorists and I am confident that we will prevail."
Maybe we should "ask the Dutch" where OBL is - this is what a Sarah Palin's solution would be!