Wednesday, May 24, 2006

lest we forget

I'm reaching to international news for a bit of much-needed perspective right now.

Osama bin Laden releases another audio tape in a publicity stunt to reclaim his relevance. He claims the innocence of those held in Guantanamo Bay and convicted terrorist Moussaoui.

Regardless of what kernals of truth there may be in his lies, I'm struck by how hollow his boastings sound five years after 9/11. It angers me to no end that he's still alive. It angers me that the U.S. government has waged its own campaign against freedom. But Osama bin Laden himself strikes me as desperate just for the attention.


Blogger Colleen said...

that is exactly what i thought. like north korea..."hey...don't forget about me while you are bitching about osama" only now it is "hey...don't forget about me while you are bitching about all those immigrants"

1:36 PM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Although it's a good thing he makes an appearance now and then to make sure Americans don't forget about him. Bush would like us to forget about the failure to catch the guy behind 9/11.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...


5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should connect who his dad has on the payroll with who was responsible for the asbestos in the WTC, and connect the dots.

American corporate "logic" makes more sense after that, and explains why he's still alive.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...


*adjust tin foil hats*

I honestly think he's a dead as a dodo but we need Darth Vadar out there, he is more use to us (us being the powers that be) 'alive' as a figurehead of evil, it somehow makes it feel all managable.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

I have long noticed the similarity of purpose between OBL and GWB. Both use the other to consilidate their own power over people. Both use terror to get what they want. They bookend each other quite horribly.

I want them both to go away.


9:30 AM  

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