Monday, September 25, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Leaked French Document Reports Osama Bin Laden's Demise

You know, I can completely understand the confusion surrounding the fate of Osama Bin Laden. After all, in the 5 years since the attacks of 9/11, Bin Laden has gone all the way from public enemy #1 to somewhere in between Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan ;)

In the ongoing "War on Terror", Bin Laden was treated like a child star who outgrew his appeal (somewhere around the 3rd season) and was quickly replaced by a fresh new terrorist, who seamlessly took over his role of "Boogeyman". Since then, Bin Laden has been relegated to guest appearances on the occasional "What ever happened to?..." retrospectives, which seem to only air around elections.

It seems to me that the real reason why U.S. intelligence officials are doubting the reports of Osama Bin Laden's passing is not because they actually have any sort of evidence to disprove it, but because they are reluctant to accept or investigate any sort of information which may confirm it (at least until closer to the mid-term elections). You see, to the Bush Administration, Bin Laden is much more than just the leader of a terrorist organization; he is their mascot of "evil", the "Mickey Mouse" of their New (Disney)World Order and the reason for which all invasive foreign and domestic acts are enabled.

To lose Bin Laden now, especially to "typhoid fever", actually hurts the Bush administration because it denies them the glorious narrative of having captured or eliminated their arch nemesis; or at least the opportunity to frame it in such a manner that it actually sounds like they did, especially at a time when it would benefit them the most (at the polls) ;)

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