Reading the CNN article to which Waveflux linked below, I was struck by what President Bush said about Osama bin Laden today: “Bin Laden and his terrorists' allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. …The question is: Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say?”

Especially because of what he said about Osama bin Laden on March 13, 2002: “I just don't spend that much time on him. …[W]e haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I — I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.

Huh. So in four and a half years, bin Laden has gone from being someone on whom the president should not waste his beautiful mind to as grave a threat as Lenin and Hitler. Interesting.

You know, a thinking person might conclude that either:

A) Bin Laden’s potency and influence have significantly increased over the last few years, meaning Bush’s war on terror is an abject failure;

B) Bush was full of shit and/or incompetent on March 13, 2002;

C) Bush is full of shit and/or incompetent today, September 5, 2006; or

D) All of the above.

I’m gonna go with D.

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