He lied about a LOT of things. But in this instance, time conveniently covers Bush’s lies. There is just no way Osama bin Laden could still be alive in 2009, even with advanced Western health care, even the best, like France. Not to mention the caves of Tora Bora or some seedy North Pakistan hide-out.
Out on the internets, for the 5 or so years, there’s been a script floating around, a clock to count the time since Bush said he’d get bin Laden “Dead or Alive”.
The Obama administration had better use for the web space (why would they want to tout ANY Bush presidential briefings from 2001?), so the link in the script for this old countdown clock no longer proves the point.