But we can still hope. And if he is not, this is not a failure on Buhs’s part. He has never claimed he was dead, and he has continued to prosecute the war on terror as if he were still alive. Remember, it was Daschle, in an attempt to keep Bush from proclaiming any success, who wanted to claim that success would be defined as a dead bin Laden. Not Bush.
Daschle said the United States must find ex-Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network, “or we will have failed.”
Fine, Mr. Daschle. You have failed. Bush never claimed, however, that this was a condition of victory, and Bush is the one who has continuously stated that the war on terror was going to last a long time.