Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes appeared on Fox this morning to discuss his recent meeting with President Bush in the Oval Office. The key takeaway for Barnes was that “bin Laden doesn’t fit with the administration’s strategy for combating terrorism.” Barnes said that Bush told him capturing bin Laden is “not a top priority use of American resources.”
You can watch the Barnes video at Think Progress. It sounds to me as if the administration's priorities are to put band aids on bleeding wounds and to chase after low-level operatives and to make sure that "the mastermind" of 9/11 stays alive so that he can be employed as the bogieman to win elections with.
Most Americans would probably be stunned to hear that catching bin Laden is not a high priority item for this administration. There is this concept of justice, you know, the idea that we apprehend and punish those who commit terrible crimes. But that's in a different reality than the expediency and faith based one.