Imagine the caustic GOP echo chamber if Clinton had the same pathetic pursuit "success" haunting him for years.... As it is, Clinton had this to say to Chris Wallace:
I worked hard to try and kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since. And if I were still president we’d have more than 20,000 troops there trying to kill him. Now I never criticized President Bush and I don’t think this is useful. But you know we do have a government that thinks Afghanistan is 1/7 as important as Iraq.But perhaps GW's strategy all along was to just let Osama live in the shadows, thus serving as an indispensible GOP boogeyman around election years or when needed to create fear, and allow him to eventually die on his own. Rumors have it Osama did just that, dying last month from typhoid.
Let's see how Rove spins this one.