To anyone who wants to trumpet George W. Bush and give him the credit for all this — e.g. a now-former-Facebook-friend of mine, but whatever, good riddance, she was a Republican religious nut anyway — I will offer this quote from Bush 43 from March 13, 2002, about Osama bin Laden:
"I don’t know where he is. I have no idea and I really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority."
This was about, oh, seven months after 9/11, and six months after the initial invasion of Afghanistan.
Thank you, Dubya, for being a moron.
And thank you, American idiots, for voting for this douche. (Twice.)