Damn, Boy, Whose Side Are You On?!

It took a Scottish newspaper to report this one:

THE United States allowed members of Osama bin Laden’s family to jet out of the US in the immediate aftermath of September 11, even as American airspace was closed. Former White House counter-terrorism tsar Richard Clarke said the Bush administration sanctioned the repatriation of about 140 high-ranking Saudi Arabians, including relatives of the al-Qaida chief.

Is this shocking? Surprising? Unbelievable? It shouldn't be. It's just another point in a line:

Bush has had a long history of doing business with the bin Ladens

The Carlyle Group (including Bush Sr. and James Baker) watched the 9/11 attacks with the bin Ladens.

Then, they arranged for the Saudis to leave the country.

Then, represented the Saudis in a lawsuit AGAINST the families of the victims of the attacks.

Then, covered up the intelligence report on the Saudi support for terrorism.

When does a trend of activities become treason?
"Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for the one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self deception has grown too heavy. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven't done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing)."