Rationalization may be defined as self-deception by reasoning.
Karen Horney, psychoanalyst
The intelligence on Osama bin Laden has gone cold. Neither President Bush nor the CIA ever mentioned that during the election. According to the Sunday Washington Post, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said that the search has gone completely cold, with no recent intelligence indicating where he and his top lieutenants are hiding. If the United States were not distracted by oil and revenge in Iraq, maybe bin Laden would be in custody.
However, Musharraf acknowledged that recent security force operations and interrogations have been able to determine only one fact -- that bin Laden is still alive. The other non-shocker is The United States U.S.-led coalition does not have enough troops in Afghanistan, which has left "voids," said Musharraf.
So, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, who killed 3,000 innocent people is free, but the United States has taken out the dictator of an oil rich country, because he killed and tortured his people. This has never made any sense to The Misanthrope and it should make any sense to you. It’s the equivalent of the police arresting the first criminal they can catch and then saying, he could have helped other criminals.
It is saddening to think how fast a democratic president would be impeached and investigated, if the tables were turned.