Thursday, April 26, 2007

Romney Says Catching Bin laden Not Worth The Money

Eric Kleefeld over at TPM highlights a quote from Mitt Romney on Osama Bin Laden. Here is the quote in full.

Said the country would be safer by only "a small percentage" and would see "a very insignificant increase in safety" if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person," Romney said. Instead, he said he supports a broader strategy to defeat the Islamic jihad movement.

We ought to jump on this and make it a career ending statement. First, he's wrong, catching Bin laden would be worth every penny, just for the morale boost. Second, you see, he's the head of Al-Qaeda, and those guys are our enemy. If we actually paid attention to them, instead of being bogged down in Iraq, we would actually be safer (paging Rudy Giuliani, these things actually make us safer, not failed rhetoric). Finally, as Kleefeld noted, if a Democrat said this the GOP would be singing from the rooftops. Is Mitt part of the Osama bin Laden surrender caucus? Maybe Michelle Malkin can make up a cheer for this.


At 11:39 PM, Blogger BC said...

Yeah, you might want to read the post again. Nowhere do I write that Al-Quaeda was "done" if we catch bin Laden. I wrote it will make us safer. Do think it s better to have Bin laden, or not?

At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, bin Laden was a criminal, and I thought that criminals were to be hunted down, captured, prosecuted and punished. Not according to Romney, I guess.

When did Republicans begin applying a cost/benefit analysis to crime ? Oh, I forgot, it must've been around the time of the Scooter trial.


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