Flashback: President Bush On Bin Laden: ‘I Really Just Don’t Spend That Much Time On Him’ (Video)

Where's Bin LadenAlex Seitz-Wald writes on ThinkProgress:

… just six months after 9/11, Bush suggested in a press conference that Bin Laden was not a top priority for his administration. Asked whether Bush thought capturing Bin Laden was important, Bush scolded those who cared about Bin Laden for not “understand[ing] the scope of the mission” because Bin Laden was just “one person,” whom Bush said:

Who knows if he’s hiding in some cave or not. We haven’t heard from him in a long time. The idea of focusing on one person really indicates to me people don’t understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. He’s just a person who’s been marginalized. … I don’t know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you.

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  • DeepCough

    It must be said that stupidity betrays a certain truth: as Bush said, he “was the scope of the mission,” especially since the mission was the Invasion of Iraq all along.

  • DeepCough

    It must be said that stupidity betrays a certain truth: as Bush said, he “was the scope of the mission,” especially since the mission was the Invasion of Iraq all along.

  • Will

    I think he knew exactly where OBL was, he just didn’t have the blessing of his Saudi partners to call in the hit..

  • Will

    I think he knew exactly where OBL was, he just didn’t have the blessing of his Saudi partners to call in the hit..

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