I am not saying we can do it -- I think that John Kerry's call to destroy bin Laden and friends is more sensible -- but bin Laden all along has wanted us to get our sorry butts out of Middle Eastern affairs. What Bush has told us about bin Laden has, as Osama now tells us, been lies. We are not in a fight with Osama to protect our freedoms. It's Bush we must fight to protect our freedoms. We are in a fight with Osama over our role in world affairs.
That's a worthy fight and, goddammit, I wish we would start fighting it. May Kerry prevail next Tuesday.