One of the revelations in Suskind's The One Percent Doctrine was that the CIA was certain that Bin Laden's last minute intervention on the eve of the 2004 election was geared to help Bush. After all, Bush's Iraq debacle and overall "up-yours" attitude to foreign affairs were major terrorist recruiting tools. And of course, Bush let Bin Laden slip through the cracks in Tora Bora, and then proclaimed that he didn't really care about him.
Which brings us to the question: will Osama pop up from his cave again before these crucial mid-term elections? If he does, the Democrats should immediately pounce on the fact that he's still free after all these years, thanks to Bushite incompetence. Why is it that only Republicans seem to run Bin Laden ads?