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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Since Republicans everywhere are thanking Bush instead of Obama

Here's something to consider: an article published in the New York Times on July 4, 2006. Yes, July 4th.
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. [...]

Michael Scheuer, a former senior C.I.A. official who was the first head of the unit, said the move reflected a view within the agency that Mr. bin Laden was no longer the threat he once was.

Mr. Scheuer said that view was mistaken.

"This will clearly denigrate our operations against Al Qaeda," he said. "These days at the agency, bin Laden and Al Qaeda appear to be treated merely as first among equals."
Here's a particularly strident Kos diary that takes the argument much, much further.

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