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