"He had observed that people who did lie were, on the whole, more resourceful and ambitious and successful than people who did not lie."
-- Joseph Heller, Catch-22
So, here we are, on September 11th, workin' hard at NEVER FORGETTING. But how can we remember things that the Bush administration only invented yesterday? In this case, Dana Perino, in a single breath, explained away any extant concern that we need to run Osama bin Laden to ground:
Q: But Osama bin Laden is the one that -- you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11 -
PERINO: No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and he's sitting in jail right now.
While Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to being the "architect" of 9/11, bin Laden was not inconsequential; he approved and executed the attacks. KSM in fact, brought the idea to bin Laden, who according to the 9/11 Commission, "wanted to hit the White House, Pentagon and U.S. Capitol," not just the World Trade Center.