Bob Woodward: "Bin Laden Was Giving U.S. The Finger Saying 'Hey Look - We're Hiding Right Under Your Nose'"
There certainly has been a lot of interesting comments made by the Obama-loving media this week following last Sunday's successful raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
One of the most surprising came from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward who told "Meet the Press" host David Gregory, "Being holed up in that compound was smug. It was raising a middle finger to the United States and saying, 'Hey, look, we're hiding right under your nose'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: People said, "Look, bin Laden and al-Qaeda is winning the war psychologically, and we're going to keep trying to get him." And they realized that bin Laden would make a mistake, they would get complacent, and, and that's exactly what they did in taking--I mean, in a way, being holed up in that compound was smug. It was raising a middle finger to the United States and saying, "Hey, look, we're hiding right under your nose."
Although Woodward raised an interesting point, those videos of bin Laden sitting in a shabby room watching what looks like a 20 to 30 year old TV set don't present the image of a smug terrorist giving his enemies the finger.
On the other hand, one does have to wonder exactly how long the man we've been hunting for almost ten years was living miles from Pakistan's capital avoiding detection by our vast intelligence network.