Two Words for Bush: “Tora Bora” (or “Epic Fail”)

Atrios oft ponders the eternal debate about statements from the likes of George Bush — is he ignorant or lying? Here’s Bush’s latest trespass against the facts:

President George W. Bush said he was unaware if, during his eight-year tenure, Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was ever close to being captured.

In a farewell interview of the presidential couple with CNN’s Larry King, Bush said he was “absolutely” certain bin Laden will be caught sooner or later, “because we have a lot of people looking for him.”

Asked if the September 11 mastermind ever came close to being captured since US forces went into Afghanistan looking for him in 2002, Bush said: “I don’t know. I can’t answer that.”

Pressed by King, Bush replied candidly: “I really don’t know. I’m not trying to hide anything.”

Bullshit! We had Bin Laden at Tora Bora and we let him get away. I suspect Bush’s lying because, to me, the thought of a president being so out of it that he doesn’t know about Tora Bora is just too frightening.

In a just world, Larry King would have respond to Bush’s false statements like this:


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