October 15, 2006

WHEN THE ADULTS RUN THINGS:

Al Qaeda leader 'in secret CIA jail' (Reuters, October 15, 2006)

A SUSPECTED al Qaeda leader, accused of being involved in September 11 and planning the 2004 Madrid train bombings, has been imprisoned in a secret US jail for the past year, Spain's El Pais newspaper reported today.

Mustafa Setmarian, 48, a Syrian with Spanish citizenship, was captured in Pakistan in October 2005 and is held in a prison operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency, Pakistani and European security service officials told El Pais.

A spokesman for the US embassy in Spain declined to comment on the report.

Setmarian's 2005 capture was reported in May of this year after the United States put a $5 million bounty on the head of the alleged founder of al Qaeda's Spanish network.

A photograph of the red-haired Setmarian has been removed from the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence's most-wanted web page.


The Administration has throughout the WoT demonstrated great discipline in not feeling compelled to advertise its triumphs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 15, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

Bush still operating under the theory that you can accomplish a lot if you don't care who gets the blame or the credit.

Posted by: erp at October 15, 2006 11:29 AM
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