Thursday, May 5, 2011
My New Bet
Here is my new bet: The Bush Administration knew where Osama bin Laden was but had decided, not for bad reasons, to leave him be. I mean, after all, Osama was quite impotent, quite harmless, and if he ever actually did anything else, we could deal with him then. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." The Obama Administration, however, decided for domestic reasons to take him out, maybe even thinking that they had actually discovered something that the Bushies did not know. Of course, the Bushies could not say anything without appearing weak and insipid, to say nothing of their objections sounding like sour grapes. But one could make a good case, if this were the case, that the Bushies were wiser than Obama and his cohorts given that the latter had turned Osama into a martyr, which even they knew as evidenced by their "burial" at sea. Geez, wouldn't this make for a good novel? Maybe I will write it too!