Monday, March 01, 2004

Motive is Everything in a Conspiracy

One of the latest offerings of Conspiracy du Jour is that United States forces captured Osama bin Ladin months ago and that the Bush Administration is holding him until shortly before the election.

Obviously this notion is entirely laughable. Bush is very aware to what happened to Winston Churchill immediately after WWII. We've even seen it happen to a small degree with Bush's poll numbers falling after the capture of Saddam Hussein. People don't like the reminder of things being bad, and the leader from the bad times is exactly such a reminder.

Obviously, Bush is waiting until after the election to announce the capture of Osama bin Ladin.
(Link poached found via Andrew Sullivan)

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