15 January 2009

Misleading Headlines

An AFP headline claims:

Obama pledges to succeed where Bush failed on bin Laden

The text of the story reads:

Said Obama: "We're going to do everything in our power to make sure that they cannot create safe havens that can attack Americans. That's the bottom line."

And then they pick up on the same quote I have in another post:

"My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he's in a cave somewhere and can't even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America."

All he pledges to do is his best, which is all he can do, and frankly, what Bush has done, in my opinion. The headline is politically slanted and misleading.

Maybe it got lost in translation from Frog....


Exodio said...

I think the real question is if the Bush family will let our forces kill their old family friend.

Tony said...

Come on, Exodio, you know that is really the decision of Cheney, the Halliburton board and the Tripartite Commission. All they'd really have to do is ground his black helicopter.