Gipper, I remember that Bubba tried to take out Bin Laden but missed him by a few hours. And I remember the joke Tom DeLay and Dick Armey made of the attempt and how they hamstrung Bubba with their "Wag the Dog" mantras. To sort of paraphrase...Bubba could'a shot Bin Laden on 5th Avenue and the Republican party en masse would have condemned him for the mess on the sidewalk. The "Wag the Dog" put an end to the hunt for OBL. Who cared about him when Whitewater turned into Paula Jones that turned into Monica Lewinsky. I have ALWAYS believed OBL was emboldened by the Republican-led look-the-other-way movement took priority over sanctioning the SOB. And I still laugh at Newt's condemnation of Clinton while everybody knew he was banging Callista regularly and calling it "patriotic" because it relieved the stress of his office as Speaker. So, IMHO, there is a straight line from Tom Delay and the party he led to OBL and our fallen towers.