~Following My Own Flow~
ksm became the "preeminent source," he conducted "terrorist tutorials," according to cia's ig report as released by holder's doj on the monday preceding aug 29, 2009, as reported by wapothat alone would not have been of much use unless it was associated with other information gathered through the years
ksm became an "unparalleled source," helped build a network of 70 names, cluing langley in to aq's methods and mindsets
operatives were rounded up, they were "leveraged" and "cross referenced," using info ksm and others provided
it took years to track down the leads, the key break didn't come for 4 years until a phone call to al kuwaiti was monitoredIf credit is to be given to Bush for his "torture" techniques in gathering such information, shouldn't we question why he didn't do anything with the information
this mission wasn't accomplished by bush or obama, it was made possible by years of legwork and 40 minutes of heroism
tho both presidents deserve credit for the policies they put in place or left there which made it all happen
and the current occupant earns his due for having the guts to make the call
it wasn't, it isn't, only 3 were waterboarded, zebaydah, ksm and al nashiri, tho ghul and libi were eit'dI understood water boarding was no longer used
all but nashiri provided crucial leads that allowed us to get ubl
but eit's are only part of the story---detention, the maintenance of gitmo, aspects of the patriot act (warrantless wiretapping)---also contributed to this assassination
your questions have been answered a dozen times on this thread, read the links
Don't you believe that Justice can end with the death of the terrorists but we should ensure we are doing it right and bring them to the bar of justice without resorting to their tactics???
OBL was a hostile combatant
frankly I like another poster's suggestion that OBL should have been taken alive
put in a glass box in Times square with his gnads wire up and anyone willing to make a five dollar donation to the victims of OBL's terrorism could hit a button and send a rather nasty cattle prod level shock to OBL's sensitive parts
Again: Bin Laden was a direct threat to all of us and we did what should have been done. Period.
BTW, I thought Obama did a very good interview w/ 60 Minutes. He is a wonderful leader.
~Following My Own Flow~