Saturday, July 08, 2006

WHAT??? Part III!!!

From yesterday's (7/7/06) Progress Report:

TERRORISM -- CIA'S BIN LADEN UNIT CLOSES ITS DOORS BEFORE 9/11 CHIEF IS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE: Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that the CIA decided to shut down a secret unit that had the mission of hunting down Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants. Shortly after 9/11, Bush pledged to bring bin Laden to justice "dead or alive." Nearly five years later, bin Laden "is apparently still alive and spreading his message." Michael Scheuer, a former senior C.I.A. official who was the first head of the unit, said the move reflected a mistaken view inside the agency that bin Laden is no longer the threat he once was. "This will clearly denigrate our operations against Al Qaeda," he said. CIA officials countered that the move "reflects a belief that the agency can better deal with high-level threats by focusing on regional trends rather than on specific organizations or individuals." Yesterday, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) sent a letter to National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, expressing his concern over the closure of the unit. "[D]isbanding the bin Laden unit sends the message to the terrorists that they can kill thousands of Americans without being held to account," he wrote. "Reconstituting the bin Laden unit now would make it clear that we will never rest until he has been brought to justice."

2 Comments:

Blogger demondoll said...

Our gov't is going to he11 in a dang hand basket. WTH???

Monday, July 10, 2006 9:55:00 PM  
Blogger demondoll said...

I checked w/ WGD, and he said sometimes the cases get "closed" only to open under a new name. Hopefully that's what happened?

Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:26:00 AM  

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