Has this occurred to anybody?
I don't know. Maybe it's this, or the fact that Bush didn't go after bin Ladin or the guy who killed Nick Berg. But I had a scary thought this morning and I want to put it out there.
Bush has based his political career on fighting (he doesn't say ending) the War on Terrorism. Does that mean he has to make sure the war continues, for his political career to continue? Is this why he's gone after the wrong people? To make sure there's always terrorists for him to fight, and help him get the support of the American people? It would sound like a silly conspiracy theory to except for the fact that he's gone after zero (0) out of (millions) of terrorists and managed to capture one (1) Hussein instead. And even his insistence that Hussein is a terrorist, in the face of all the evidence, seems to hint more that he's afraid people will see him as unsuccessful in the War on Terrorism than that he really believes Hussein has ties to Al-Qaeda.
And then, of course, there's the ominous foreboding Bush keeps putting out that the War might take years and years...