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Memory Lane

Remember when The New Republic had a major story quoting unnamed – but absolutely reliable – sources saying that Bush would capture bin Laden right before the election? The story suggested that Bush could have picked OBL up any old time but was waiting till the last minute so as to have maximum impact.

I even went on Tavis Smiley’s radio show where my task was to disprove this story.

Well, I guess there’s still time for the accusation to prove to be right. Here’s hoping Tavis will invite me – and the TNR writers — back to chat about their story and their reliable sources, whatever happens.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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