Transcript of second McCain, Obama debate (10/7/2008):
McCain: I’ll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I’ll get him. I know how to get him.
Charlie Gibson interviews John McCain (9/3/2008):
MCCAIN: Well, look, President Clinton [had] opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. President Bush had opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. I know how to do it and I’ll do it. And I understand and I have the knowledge and the background and the experience to make the right judgments.
Wolf Blitzer interviews John McCain (7/27/2008):
BLITZER: You’re president of the United States; you’ve vowed that you will capture Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. … What would you do differently [than George Bush]?
MCCAIN: Well, I’m not going to telegraph a lot of the things that I’m going to do because then it might compromise our ability to do so. But, look, I know the area. I’ve been there. I know wars. I know how to win wars. And I know how to improve our capabilities so that we will capture Osama bin Laden or, put it this way, bring him to justice.
BLITZER: All right. If you capture…
MCCAIN: We will do it. I know how to do it.
So, John McCain clearly knows how to catch Osama bin Laden, and has known so since at least July. Why hasn’t he told George Bush? Why isn’t George Bush implementing this plan?
Given the McCain/Palin ticket’s ties to domestic terrorism, and the campaign’s dalliance with anti-semitism, it’s hardly unfair to wonder if McCain may not be holding back this crucial information in hopes that Osama bin Laden will escape. Because we know that John McCain is an honorable man, so it’s impossible that he would simply be lying about having a plan to capture bin Laden. No, the only possibility is that he is in fact protecting bin Laden.