9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden may have borrowed some of Sen. John Kerry's talking points for the audiotaped message he released on Thursday - veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said Saturday.
Asked whether bin Laden had expressed "almost the same" sentiments that Kerry did during an appearance on Schieffer's "Face the Nation" broadcast in December, the CBS anchorman told WABC Radio's Mark Simone: "Well, he did. That's exactly right."
Back then, Kerry complained to Schieffer: "There is no reason that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids."
In his message, bin Laden also complained that the U.S. was terrorizing Iraqi innocents, saying that "the oppressive measures adopted by the U.S. Army and its agents" show "there is no difference between this criminality and Saddam's criminality, as it has reached the degree of raping women and taking them as hostages instead of their husbands."
Schieffer said he wasn't sure whether bin Laden was consciously borrowing from Kerry, but he added it was possible.
"You can never know about things like that," he told Simone. "But these people seem to have tremendous access. And television being what it is, and now with satellites and so forth, these things go all over the world. Perhaps he did."
Since liberals have been telling us for years that there is no terrorist threat and what a great guy Saddam Hussein is, why should anyone be surprised their terrorists pals like Osama bin Laden would be stealing one of their members' talking points? But could it all be a ruse? Could it be that since there hasn't been any known terrorist attacks on this country since 9/11, that bin Laden appearing "out of nowhere" for the first time in almost a year, is another example of hijinks from those "evil" guys in the GOP?
After all, it can't be that George W. Bush has done such a great job protecting our country, especially when the Prez can get together with Evil Man Cheney and Evil Man Rumsfeld and listen in on average Americans' conversations just for kicks. Now we all know that's not right, so why don't we send our troops home already and listen to the experts when they tell us to let President Saddam have his country back.