July 4, 2006

IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE GOING TO DIG HIS CORPSE OUT OF TORA BORA:

C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden (MARK MAZZETTI, 7/04/06, NY Times)

The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday.

The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, the officials said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 4, 2006 8:56 AM
Comments

There isn't any DNA left.

Posted by: AllenS at July 4, 2006 9:50 AM

Another CIA success.

Posted by: curt at July 4, 2006 10:03 AM

Pathetic. As far as I can tell, the only thing left of the CIA after the Democrat inquisitions was a core of careerists with stockholm syndrome.

I'm looking forward to see which Moonbat line of reasoning becomes the most accepted line- that a: OBL's usefulness as a CIA agent has passed and he's being retired b: Bush doesn't feel the need to pretend tp pursue OBL anymore c: It's a fake announcement to conceal the establishment of CIA death-squads d: etc, etc, etc....

Posted by: BC Monkey at July 4, 2006 12:49 PM

He's dead.

Posted by: oj at July 4, 2006 12:54 PM

Moonbat take de jour -- bin Laden released his tape before the 2004 election in order to help George W. Bush defeat John Kerry in the presidential election four days later.

Of course, to believe this you have to assume a Bush defeat wouldn't have been seen as a complete rebuke of America's War on Terror in the eyes of those in the Muslim nations and elsewhere, or that the timing of Osama's "emergence" from hiding after nearly three years wasn't spun by the big media outlets when it happened as a pre-election embarassment for Bush (of course, it may have just been it took three years to finda guy who looked enough like Osama to put in a video, and that the U.S. would have a better chance of catching bin Laden by replacing its team of CIA agents with a band of Special Forces units seaching caves in the southern Afghan mountains armed with hand-held Dirt Devils).

Posted by: John at July 4, 2006 1:32 PM

John:

It's funny that Rick Perlstein mentioned this just a couple of days ago on another thread. Pretty soon the Left will be talking up Bush and his buddy Osama, because you just know that the little chimp wouldn't have gone anywhere without Osama behind the curtain.

Pathetic.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 4, 2006 3:55 PM

John and Jim;

On the other hand, one might note just how much success OBL's policies have brought to Al Qaeda, which makes his desire for a Bush win more plausible.

"Vote Democratic, save Al Qaeda from itself!"

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at July 5, 2006 1:16 PM
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