Kerry Blames Loss on Osama

November 19, 2004

In remarks to Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera yesterday, Senator Kerry placed the blame for his loss on the Osama bin Laden tape that surfaced the weekend before the election. According to the Fox article:

Kerry said: “It was that Usama tape- it scared them [the American people].”

Rivera said Kerry said the tape came out too late for his camp to rebut and the Democratic campaign couldn’t counteract it in time for the Tuesday election.

Beyond Kerry’s delusions do you see the humor in this? Kerry would have “rebutted” Osama’s tape, as if Osama were a Bush paid political hack. But what’s really amusing about it, is that there wouldn’t have been anything for Kerry to rebut if he’d tried and had the time. Osama was merely echoing the Kerry campaign. The Fox article refreshes our memories:

In the tape, aired by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera, bin Laden spoke directly to the American people. He admitted for the first time that he carried out the Sept. 11 attacks and said the attacks would have been less severe if Bush had been more alert.

Perhaps Kerry should have said, “I didn’t have enough time to coach Osama. He needed better lighting and make up.”