Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Here’s Nancy Pelosi from a press conference on September 7, 2006:

[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done . . . is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.

And here’s Nancy Pelosi yesterday:

The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. . . . I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. . . . [T]he death of Osama bin Laden is historic. . . .

1 comment:

Jim Fryar said...

You Simply fail to understand the subtle nuances of political language, Bawb. The reason 5 years would have been too late was because Bush was in. If in fact George had cut bin Laden down in a gunfight the next day it would have been too late by Pelosi's reckoning.

There is an interesting article here. I am not sure of how accurate the writer is, but its dynamite if true.