...do you know where Osama bin Laden is?
That's OK, neither do I. Nor do Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld (unless - getting a bit Machiavellian here - they are holding him for an October Surprise).
But the reality is that we're so deep in Iraq, so overcommitted, so painted into a corner, that we don't have the resources to commit to Afghanistan or Pakistan to find this SOB and take him off the radar screen.
As I mentioned some time ago here, the U.S. is truly in a bad spot. If the proverbial balloon goes up somewhere else (ie North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits - or even Bermuda!), this nation does not have the military wherewithal to counter those threats in a conventional sense.
Sure, we have the Navy and Air Force, but winning a war is done on the ground. In this day and age, air and naval wars just aren't gonna cut it. Meanwhile, the Army and USMC are doing all they can - scraping the bottom of the barrel, sometimes - to get enough equipment and manpower to field a combat unit.
Yet, the administration marches on, with their only defense against stupid policy being the old "If you ain't with us, you're against us!" line.
To revert briefly to my teenage years: "Whatever, dude!"
I'll be back soon with more comments on this - just had to check in after a few days away.