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Bush Misleads on Osama Bin Laden

[ There is an alternate source of the video clip of what Bush actually said in 2002, but denied saying at last night’s “debate.” –BL ]

October 14, 2004 | Misleader.org

At last night’s debate President Bush claimed that, contrary to Sen. John Kerry’s assertion, he never said he was “not that concerned” about Osama Bin Laden. Bush chastised Kerry saying, “Gosh, I don’t think I ever said I’m not worried about Osama bin Laden. That’s kind of one of those exaggerations.”1 Bush was completely wrong.

At March 13, 2002 press conference, Bush said “So I don’t know where he [Osama Bin Laden] is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him…I truly am not that concerned about him.”2 Watch the video of Bush’s remarks.

Sources:

  1. Transcript of Debate Between Bush and Kerry, With Domestic Policy the Topic,” New York Times, 10/13/04.
  2. President Bush Holds Press Conference,” The White House, 3/13/02.
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