October 30, 2004

He Was Quiet and De Moore

From Netscape News: New Bin Laden Tape Aired

Is anybody else struck by the remarkable similarities between the content of the new bin Laden tape, and significant portions of Fahrenheit 9/11?

Bin Laden suggested Bush was slow to react to the Sept. 11 attacks, giving the hijackers more time than they expected. At the time of the attacks, the president was listening to schoolchildren in Florida reading a book.

"It never occurred to us that the commander in chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face these horrors alone,'' [bin Laden] said, referring to the number of people who worked at the World Trade Center.

"It appeared to [Bush] that a little girl's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers."

Then, later:

Bin Laden compared the Bush administration to repressive Arab regimes "in that half of them are ruled by the military and the other half are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents.''

He said the resemblance became clear when Bush's father was president and visited Arab countries.

And, most damning:

In the video, Bin Laden accused Bush of misleading Americans.

My God! I bet if you take that baseball cap off Michael Moore's head, all the skin and fat fall away, and reveal a sheepishly-grinning bin Laden at the controls.


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