Bush and bin Laden, or when the "urban myth" happens to be true

The president says his administration has always kept its focus on the terrorist leader.

Published September 15, 2006 4:14PM (EDT)

George W. Bush on Osama bin Laden, Sept. 15, 2006: "There's kind of an urban myth here in Washington about how this administration hasn't stayed focused on Osama bin Laden. Forget it. It's convenient throwaway lines when people say that."

George W. Bush on Osama bin Laden, March 13, 2002: "You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you ... And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure ... I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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