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2006-01-04 Afghanistan
Former agent alleges Binny was at Tora Bora
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-01-04 02:28|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I can believe it.

The military decision to rely mostly on Afghan Warlords and soldiers at Tora Bora seemed to me a political one.

Fight a war, win, and make sure no one gets hurt.
Posted by Danking70 2006-01-04 02:42||   2006-01-04 02:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Okay. Another ex-CIA type performing cya ops. Everything I hear from these ex-ops types I take with a handful of salt. Instead, what do the non-ex ops guys (you know, the ones who haven't been thrown out or gotten out while the getting was good, aka 'the ones still on the job serving their country') have to say. When you do find one and ask, you will generally find that they are rather close mouthed. Personally, I like that trait in our intel types, and wonder (not much, but a little) at the motivation of the ones who do speak.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2006-01-04 07:25||   2006-01-04 07:25|| Front Page Top

#3 "We do not know to this day whether Mr bin Laden was at Tora Bora in December 2001," Gen Franks wrote in the New York Times during the presidential race. "Tora Bora was teeming with Taliban and Qaeda operatives, many of whom were killed or captured, but Mr bin Laden was never within our grasp."

I'll hang with Tommy Franks, fu** the rest of em.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-01-04 08:35||   2006-01-04 08:35|| Front Page Top

#4 So, the Afghanistan campaign was not perfect. Franks still pulled off the overthrow of a terrorist regime, conquest of a nation rarely conquered and initiated democratization, to the extent possible, brilliantly. If the trunks were smart, they'd be grooming him for the CEO slot that opens 1/09.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-01-04 09:00||   2006-01-04 09:00|| Front Page Top

#5 He's everywhere - and nowhere... Just ask CNN's "Experts"...
Posted by .com 2006-01-04 15:53||   2006-01-04 15:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Of course, he may not be dead. He may be only mostly dead. There's a difference...
Posted by Fred 2006-01-04 16:40||   2006-01-04 16:40|| Front Page Top

#7 that stable?
Posted by Mahou Sensei Negi-bozu 2006-01-04 16:46||   2006-01-04 16:46|| Front Page Top

#8 Dead or Alive, keeping the question open along with Osama's non presence pretty much keeps him irrelevant. Neither a martyr nor a leader.
Posted by TomAnon 2006-01-04 16:58||   2006-01-04 16:58|| Front Page Top

#9 News of Binny's death or survival have been greatly exaggerated.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2006-01-04 22:36||   2006-01-04 22:36|| Front Page Top

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