Osama, Saddam? What’s in a name?

Is this yet more evidence that George W. Bush is a little slow, mentally. Or could it be that Osama and Hussein are being used as bogeymen, contrived threats to scare the public into following a predetermined plan. Could it be that Bush, dummy that he is, momentarily could not distinguish between the two? After all, to the truly obtuse, one contrived threat may seem like any other. Ed.

Osama, Saddam? What’s in a name?


With a slip of the tongue, U.S. President George W. Bush briefly turned Osama bin Laden into Saddam Hussein on Monday.

Bush momentarily switched the names of his two greatest nemeses in a news conference at the White House where he was defending his decision to authorize eavesdropping on Americans suspected of links with al Qaeda and other organizations in the U.S. war on terrorism.

“In the late 1990s, our government was following Osama bin Laden because he was using a certain type of telephone and then the fact that we were following Osama bin Laden because he was using a certain type of telephone made it into the press as the result of a leak,” Bush said.

“And guess what happened. Saddam …Osama bin Laden changed his behavior. He began to change how he communicated. We’re at war. And we must protect America’s secrets.”

The Bush administration sought to convince Americans before the invasion of Iraq that Saddam Hussein’s government had links to bin Laden’s al Qaeda. No such links have been proven.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051219/ts_nm/bush_names_dc