In Which I am Cynical About the Bush Administration

Yahoo! News – U.S. Denies Iran Report of Bin Laden’s Capture

IRNA quoted a story on Iran’s state radio Pashtun service which reported “a very reliable source” as saying bin Laden had been captured in a tribal area of Pakistan.

A senior U.S. defense official denied the report, telling Reuters it was “another piece of stray voltage that’s passing around out there.”

Call me cynical, but I just have to believe that this administration would keep Bin Ladin on ice for a while, so they can trot him out at an opportune time to influence the presidential election, just as the Regan administration cut a deal with Iranian militants to hold on to the American hostages until after Carter was gone.