“WH: bin Laden Capture "A Success That Hasn't Occured Yet"
By Justin Rood - December 29, 2006, 8:25 AM
Five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is still at large -- but that's not a failure of White House policy, says Frances Fragos Townsend. As she explained to CNN's White House correspondent Ed Henry last night:
HENRY: You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still don't have him. I know you are saying there's successes on the war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.
TOWNSEND: Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure.
So how is that not a failure? I’ll go with the meme from a couple of years ago. “If a Democrat were President, there’d be a ‘Bin Laden Days Missing’ ticker running at the bottom of Fox News constantly.”