Last night 60 Minutes (CBS) took part in a campaign to make the public think that catching Osama bin Laden is not important. You may see this message in many forms over the next few months. This, to me, indicates that Osama is indeed being protected by the US. We never intended on getting him. The media is now getting the public opinion in line. This speaks volumes.
Keep in mind that if he is reported killed or caught, we will never be given direct access to him (or his body) for the purpose of verifying his identity. Based on what we have seen for 5 years we must raise our level of skepticism towards this most untrustworthy administration. Think about it!
Link to 60 Minutes Piece: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/09/23/60minutes/main881268.shtml
Quotes from the 60 Minutes piece:
â€œIs it all that important to find him?â€ asks Safdar. â€œEven if he’s taken out tomorrow, his ideology is not going to come to an end. So, I don’t think that heâ€™s that important that we should be overly concerned about his being dead or alive.â€
It is not important that bin Laden be captured, he says, because, â€œWhat’s going to happen? Sentiments, they are going to get further aggravated, but their ideology will continue. It’s not going to stop here.â€
But Pakistani President Musharraf does not disagree: â€œThese troops are not certainly on a trail of one man and thatâ€™s all they are doing,â€ he says. â€œThey are fighting terrorism, wherever it is. If Osama happens to be there incidentally, he will be killed or captured.â€