Monday, August 14, 2006

The Bush-Bin Laden Symbiosis

George W. Bush used the latest terrorism scare to remind Americans that he is their protector in a long war against "Islamic fascists." (As I've mentioned before, that term is an oxymoron, for one belies the other.)

But the history of the past five years is that Bush and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden have enjoyed a strangely symbiotic relationship that included bin Laden's "October Surprise" videotape that may have put Bush over the top in Election 2004. The new fears about mid-air explosions are sure to boost Republican political prospects again.

For the full story about how Bush and bin Laden continue to benefit from the other's actions, read Robert Parry's article at

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