The capture of Osama bin Laden. This has been Bush's ace in the hole ever since 2001. If bin Laden was allowed to escape from the "Tora Bora" mountain range, then it must have been known where he was to escape from. If so, then "we" have the technology and spying capacity to know where he has been ever since.
There is one little problem with this. Reports came out last month that Osama bin Laden was either seriously ill or dead, the result of some water-borne illness, most likely typhoid. This scenario is plausible, given the sanitary conditions in that region. When I was in India I went on a tour of holy sites in the Maharashtra state in the last week I was there. I got infected with a salmonella bacteria, which was first diagnosed as typhoid-carrying. It turned out to be less dangerous, and was easily treatable when I returned to the "U.S." I was in some of the larger towns in Maharashtra, and probably was infected in Nasik or Ahmednagar. Based on this experience, I can attest that the drinking water in the former British Raj area is of very uneven quality, and precautions are advisable when traveling there.
So Rove's "October surprise" may be something less than planned. He may have to settle for another José Padilla or Lackawanna Six hype, but the capture of Ayman al-Zawahiri might suffice.
Whatever Rove has planned, it is in the context of the North Korean "crisis," the Congressional page scandal, the balooning Jack Abramoff scandal, the deteriorating situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the multiple scandals within the scandals. Rove, the supposed "genius" of political scheming, has his work cut out for him. I suspect his "genius" reputation is about to take a dive.
The reason that I am optimistic is something I have mentioned repeatedly in this blog: the Bush regime is a criminal organization, a gang, a syndicate, a mafia "family." Criminals may be of a devious personality type, but they are not from the more intelligent sectors of society, by and large. They also tend to have delusions of grandeur, have an arrogant attitude towards other people, and believe themselves to be much smarter than they actually are. Therein lies their downfall, time and again.
In the case of the Bush crime family, they possess all these characteristics, plus a belief that they are "entitled" to absolute power, and are above the law. Hubris is the common term applied to the BCF. Pride goeth before a fall.
With the heating up of the public scrutiny and outcry over the various scandals at the highest levels of government, a new factor is emerging: comical farce. And nowhere else is that farce more obvious than the spectacle of "America's" U.N. Ambassador, John Bolton.
I watched a bit of "Nightline" the other night, where the blustering Bolton looked ridiculous, with his bad hairpiece, contrasting color mustache, and pathetic tough-guy talk. He didn't look so tough. He is aging, and he doesn't have any skill or experience in solving real problems. He is the point man for the Bush crime family in its interactions with all the other countries on the planet, and he looks like an old rodeo clown. I took the liberty of Photoshopping a contrasting collar on the shirt he is wearing in the picture above. What other contrasts might add to his loony persona? Readers can have their own fun with this.
There is much dark humor to be mined in the cosmic joke that is the Bush crime family, but the future of the planet is at stake. The BCF is now under siege, and this makes it more dangerous. Under normal circumstances, with the momentum of the planet building against the Bush criminal organization, the eventual impeachment, war crimes trials, imprisonment, and further disempowering is the trajectory that it faces.
In order to avoid this fate, the BCF will have to try something desperate. Like Green Bay Packers quarterback Bret Favre in recent times, they will likely resort to "chukking it," throwing long in traffic, hoping against hope that the desperate moves will save them. It is unlikely that they will succeed, but it should be remembered that the September 11, 2001 attacks were enabled by the Bush crime family's negligence. They knew something like this was being planned and did nothing. No evil is beneath them.
We must be vigilant, and keep the pressure up. The game is afoot. Send out the clowns.