Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Cronkite--Senile Coot Claims Bush Working with Bin Laden

Cronkite: Bush working with bin Laden
Says he thinks Rove set up videotape terror threat
This is the kind of nutcase Kerry will have working with him

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Walter Cronkite, the former CBS anchor once dubbed "the most trusted man in America," speculated on CNN's "Larry King Live" that President Bush's re-election campaign is working with Osama bin Laden.

Walter Cronkite

On Friday night, King showed Cronkite an excerpt from the al-Qaida videotape released earlier that day on the al-Jazeera satellite network in which bin Laden says: "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands. Any nation that does not attack us will not be attacked."

Asked for his reaction, Cronkite said: "So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign."

Cronkite went on to say that he believes the election is so close that Americans will not know the winner until early spring.

"Well, I think it's one of the biggest messes we've had in a long time," Cronkite said. "I believe that we're undoubtedly not going to know the results of this election. I don't want to knock you off the air on Monday night or anything, or Tuesday night. But I suspect that we're not going to know who the next president is, whether it is Bush or the new man, until very probably sometime in the early spring. There's so much controversy that they're planting, deliberately planting at the polls, that there's almost certainly to be a suit going back to the Supreme Court eventually, going through the other courts slowly first."

Though Cronkite has been harshly critical of Bush throughout his administration, this was, by far, the strongest condemnation yet of the president who faces re-election Tuesday.

In his weekly column for King Features Syndicate last year Cronkite blasted a foreign-policy speech Bush gave recently in London as ''eloquent, idealistic and worrisome.''

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