Catching Bin Laden (or Not)

Fred Thompson’s reaction to today’s Osama bin Laden tape:

“Bin Laden is more symbolism than anything else,” he said.

Mitt Romney on bin Laden:

[Romney] said the country would be safer by only “a small percentage” and would see “a very insignificant increase in safety” if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” Romney said.

Bush on bin Laden:

“I truly am not that concerned about him.”

At what point did the GOP decide that bin Laden no longer matters? And how would the right respond if Dems made similar comments?


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