Sunday, December 06, 2009

This is most unfortunate

WASHINGTON - The United States does not know where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is hiding and has not had any good intelligence on his whereabouts in “years,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday.

Speaking in an interview to be aired on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, Gates also said he could not confirm reports this week that a detainee might have seen bin Laden in Afghanistan earlier this year.

"We don't know for a fact where Osama bin Laden is. If we did, we'd go and get him," Gates said in excerpts released by ABC.

Tota Bora was bungled from the top.

--the BB


The Cunning Runt said...

Theere are many, including New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey and former CIA heavyweights, who assert that Bin Laden is free because we need him to be free, we need this kind of a "threat" to justify the things we intend to do throughout the world and need a justification for.

Pardon my tinfoil hat, but I'm totally on that page. We had this guy cornered and absolutely jumped the tracks to let him go and instead invade Iraq.

It's called killing two birds with one stone, all the while missing your target.

Paul said...

I understand that position and am sympathetic to it. We went out of our way to allow him to escape... so far out of the way we ended up in Iraq.