[sociate] What does it take to be Commander in Chief?

  • From: "Jerry Michalski" <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Sociate News" <sociate@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 11:03:27 -0400

Why does it take bin Laden to point out that Bush has no real instincts to
be Commander in Chief?

Mr. bin Laden said Mr. Bush reacted slowly to the Sept. 11 attacks as they
were occurring, giving the hijackers more time than they expected to carry
out the plot. At the time of the attacks, the president was visiting a group
of second graders at an elementary school in Sarasota, Fla., holding a book
called "My Pet Goat." 

"It never occurred to us that the commander in chief of the American armed
forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face these
horrors alone," Mr. bin Laden said, referring to estimates of the number of
people who might have been at the World Trade Center.

Referring to the president, Mr. bin Laden said: "It appeared to him that a
little girl's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than
the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers. That gave us three times
the required time to carry out the operations, thank God."

(From the New York Times
ewanted=all&position=> article yesterday about the new bin Laden tape.
<http://www.furl.net/item.jsp?id=1184046> Here it is in my furl archive.)

I can't picture Kerry sitting out the attack.

posted by Jerry Michalski at
1875> 9:55 AM

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