The president filled in details on Thursday.
He said that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks who was captured in 2003, had already begun planning the West Coast operation in October, just after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. One of Mohammed's key planners was Hambali, the alleged operations chief of the al-Qaida related terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah. Instead of recruiting Arab hijackers, Hambali found Southeast Asian men who would be less likely to arouse suspicion and who were sent to meet with Osama Bin Laden, Bush said.
Funny, I always thought Bush told us that Osama planned the 9-11 attack, but notice that part about "Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks who was captured". Didn't we invade Afghanistan to get Osama Bin Laden because he was the guy behind the attacks? Didn't we invade Iraq partly because Saddam Hussein had 'supported' Osama Bin Laden - the guy behind the attacks? Didn't Bush say he was going to get Bin Laden for blowing up the WTC? Didn't he say he could bring him in at the time and place of his choosing?
But now, we have two things going on here. One, a switch from Osama to Khalid Mohammed. Hell, Condi Rice and Rummy will be repeating this bullshit before the week is over, and today is Thursday. And two, he was CAPTURED! So what is the real deal here? Why switch from Osama to Sheik Mohammed? Because we CAUGHT Khalid Mohammed, and Bush can't catch or kill Bin Laden and doesn't want to have to face that fact any more, so he's trying to make it go away, THATS WHY! By painting Khalid Mohammed as the bad guy now Bush can claim that he's actually done something about 9-11 besides tell lies and make fuck-ups. He's hoping to paint himself as a hero, instead of the braying jackass he really is.
Just pay attention and watch the spinners do their work. It'll be pathetic, but funny too.