Flashback: Bush’s Failed 7 Yr. Hunt for Bin Laden
While Republicans continue to try to credit former President George W. Bush with capturing Osama Bin Laden, over two years after he left office, history shows otherwise. Bush’s missteps included not focusing on Bin Laden prior to 9/11, undermining the search for Bin Laden by abandoning the fight in Tora Bora and shifting resources away from a focus on al Qaeda and into the massive folly that was the invasion of Iraq. In 2002, Bush even said that he was “not concerned” about Bin Laden. By 2006, the unit assigned to catch Bin laden was dismantled by Bush.