When an official in the Bush administration claims that he has an "excellent idea" where Osama Bin Laden is, but he can't do anything about it because (ready?) we have too much respect for sovereign nations - that's chutzpah.
The director of the CIA says he has an "excellent idea" where Osama bin Laden is hiding, but that the United States' respect for sovereign nations makes it more difficult to capture the al-Qaida chief.
In an interview with Time for the magazine's June 27 issue, Porter Goss was asked about the progress of the hunt for bin Laden.
"When you go to the question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play," Goss said.
"Respect for sovereign nations." Yep, that's the first phrase that pops into MY mind when I think of the Bush Administration.
This from the crew that has antagonized the nations of the world by its sheer DISrespect for them.
This from the crew that went and invaded a "sovereign nation" that WASN'T harboring Bin Laden.
Didn't Bush say that any nation that harbors terrorists would be treated as a terrorist nation?
Well, the only nation he invaded WASN'T harboring terrorists, and his invasion turned it into a country that is a breeding ground for terrorists.
But now he claims that he's too diplomatic to do anything about a country that is harboring terrorists.
Well, my own opinion is that he's full of it. He wanted a distraction from all of the Downing Street leaks, and he wants to do something to prop up his pathetic poll numbers. So he turned to his old playbook, and scratched that terrorist itch again.
I think he's lying and he no idea where Bin Laden is. And, strangely enough, my opinion that he's lying is actually giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Because if he actually DOES have an "excellent idea" where the guy is who staged the largest attack on the United States in history, and he isn't doing anything about it because of "a sense of fair play" (yes, that's what he said), he should be tried for treason.
"Fair play" when dealing with Bin Laden.
Total irresponsibility when dealing with everything else.