Video: Bush says he’ll send troops into Pakistan if Osama’s spotted

posted at 6:29 pm on September 20, 2006 by Allahpundit

A quickie triptych for you from today’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, who wrangled an exclusive with the president while he’s in New York. The first segment is Bush getting pissy with him, for good reason; the third segment is Bush blathering meaninglessly about the Pope. The second segment? That’s the money clip. And after what Musharraf said yesterday about Osama’s coordinates, it couldn’t be more timely.

The full interview will air tonight on CNN at 7 p.m.

While we’re on the subject, the Pope semi-apologized again today by insisting that he’s been “misunderstood.” A Palestinian journalist tells WaPo that on Al Jazeera, “the Pope’s speech was distorted in the news bulletins through scrolling text on the bottom of the screen where it was repeated ad naseaueum [sic], taken out of context and exaggerated.” A top Iranian cleric suggests dispatching a team of Muslim envoys to educate the pontiff about Islam, a solution “aimed at preventing the Pope from making other remarks offending Muslims.” Meanwhile, the Turk who shot John Paul II in 1981 has sent a letter to Benedict warning him not to come to Turkey under any circumstances.

Update: Musharraf responds to Bush’s comment: “We wouldn’t like to allow that.”

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“We would take the action necessary to bring them to justice.”

Enough of this “bring him to justice” shat. Just kill the guy, already! The last thing we need is another total farce like the current show trial of Saddam. Too bad we didn’t drop a grenade in that spider hole when we had the chance.

Lehuster on September 20, 2006 at 7:45 PM

When Bush’s remarks were put to Musharraf at a news conference at the United Nations, the Pakistani leader replied: “We wouldn’t like to allow that. We’d like to do that ourselves.”

Maybe now he’ll start looking after 5 years of stalling. Way to go George. Keep the heat on and stop talking about Osama as if he is guilty of petty larceny and needs to be “brought to justice” in juvie court.

Valiant on September 20, 2006 at 7:51 PM

I thought Bush gave a bravura performance, I hope he keeps saying the same things over and over. I thought he dissed Kofi Annan in fine style by dismissing his opinion of the situation in Iraq.

Martin on September 20, 2006 at 7:52 PM

As this was linked at the Reuters site…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Five years after the September 11 attacks, the Bush administration still does not fully understand the threat from al Qaeda, a congressional report released on Wednesday said.

… I would sugest that Congress are the ones who don’t understand al-Qaeda. Bush knows that dead terrorists don’t kill innocents, but that stupid congresspeople do with their half arsed attempts at running this war.

If it was reported that Wolf Blitzer was getting cash from a foreign nation, would anyone be suprised?

DannoJyd on September 20, 2006 at 8:02 PM


Pablo on September 20, 2006 at 8:02 PM


Not only is HotAir informative, but good for a daily dose of vocabulary and culture as well.

speed647 on September 20, 2006 at 8:24 PM

I’m so glad he cuts them off when he’s speaking.

Wolf’s not asking a question, he’s making a statement posed as a question.

A good terrorist is a Dead terrorist.

Kini on September 20, 2006 at 9:37 PM

A top Iranian cleric suggests dispatching a team of Muslim envoys to educate the pontiff about Islam, a solution “aimed at preventing the Pope from making other remarks offending Muslims.”

I have a better suggestion – why don’t we (U.S.) send a team of S.E.A.L.S. to “educate” the Mullahs on how to behave, period.

Rick on September 20, 2006 at 10:52 PM

Pablo, Mr. Einstein just turned in his grave and was overheard saying “gray matter is insulted”.

On topic, Mr. Bush announced today he’d sign a border-only bill, if the Senate would pass it. The Dems plan to stall it…the circus ensues. Either way, this is good to have in the news from now to “Nov. 2nd”

Entelechy on September 21, 2006 at 2:14 AM

By ‘topic’ I meant Mr. Bush and not Osama…

Entelechy on September 21, 2006 at 2:16 AM

Just watched an 18-min segment of Blitzer’s sit-down with the President on I thought Blitzer was really obnoxious – the skeptical and whining inflection in his voice, his hackish questions, it’s really getting old watching these reporters ask the same questions every time in a pathetic effort to get one politically-motivated soundbite. He brought up Bush’s comments about Iraq in the 2000 campaign to suggest that Bush planned the war from the getgo. Newsflash to Wolf – regime change was the policy of the US government since 1998. Bush held his own, but I really found Blitzer annoying. It’s always a gotcha game with Bush as the target. Seriously, when will these guys stop being political hacks and start being responsible journalists again? There’s been barely any reporting about the half-million people in mass graves or the peace and prosperity that’s emerging in Kurdistan. The liberals talk about social justice, yet they seem to have no interest in it when it comes to Iraq. The liberal American MSM is a disgrace.

CP on September 21, 2006 at 2:29 AM

I remember right after 9/11 when W. said “We’ll bring the terrorists to justice, or we’ll bring justice to the terrorists.” I prefer bringing justice to them, in the form of a JDAM, called in by U.S.A.F. spec ops, or a bullet from a sniper’s rifle. Today he only talks about bringing them to justice, influenced by the left, maybe? Geneva conventions? Trials? Lawyers? I wish he’d go back to talking about bringing justice to them.

Now, if he says he’s willing to go over Mushy’s head and send Troops into Pakistan, I’m all for that, but just remember that it could cause Mushy to be toppled by radical islamists in his country, they would then be in control of Pakistan’s nukes, we’d also hafta capture and/or destroy those weapons which is why we didn’t go in there after 9/11.

Tony737 on September 21, 2006 at 10:37 AM

What is wrong with Bush?? It’s not like we are knee deep in allies in the middle-east. So knowing the anti-American sentiment Musharraf faces at home, why make such a stupid comment and put Musharraf in a more tenuous position? I don’t have any problem doing it should the situation arise, but why throw this out when you don’t have to? Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Golly, you don’t think it has anything to do with the 2006 elections and playing the tough guy role again? You really can fool some of the people all of the time.

honora on September 21, 2006 at 1:49 PM

This was in 2001, when there wasn’t an election coming up…

Entelechy on September 21, 2006 at 5:16 PM