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January 10, 2005

Catching bin Laden

And as long as we're talking about bin Laden and about my frivolous belief that he remains dead, I'd put my willful stupidity up any day against the educated stupidity of this guy:

The world may be better off if September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden remains at large, according to the CIA's recently departed executive director.

If the world's most wanted terrorist was captured or killed, a power struggle among his al-Qaeda subordinates might trigger a wave of terror attacks, said A.B. Krongard, who stepped down six weeks ago as the CIA's third in command.

"You can make the argument that we're better off with him at large," he said.

"If something happens to bin Laden, you might find a lot of people vying for his position and demonstrating how macho they are by unleashing a stream of terror."

OK, let's review the bidding. Osama controls the world's most dangerous terrorist network, which killed 3000 Americans on September 11. Bush was bad because he "outsourced" the effort to get Osama at Tora Bora. But we shouldn't try to catch Osama, because if we do, others might attempt to commit terrorist acts against us.

Hmmmmm. Haven't they been trying that, anyway?