Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another Opportunity to Off Osama Squandered

This from Col. David Hunt at Fox Fan Central

America Could Have Killed Usama bin Laden — But Didn't

We know, with a 70 percent level of certainty — which is huge in the world of intelligence — that in August of 2007, bin Laden was in a convoy headed south from Tora Bora. We had his butt, on camera, on satellite. We were listening to his conversations. We had the world’s best hunters/killers — Seal Team 6 — nearby. We had the world class Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) coordinating with the CIA and other agencies. We had unmanned drones overhead with missiles on their wings; we had the best Air Force on the planet, begging to drop one on the terrorist. We had him in our sights; we had done it. Nice job again guys — now, pull the damn trigger.

Unbelievably, and in my opinion, criminally, we did not kill Usama bin Laden.

You cannot make this crap up; truth is always stranger and more telling than fiction. Our government, the current administration and yes, our military leaders included, failed to kill bin Laden for no other reason than incompetence.

Just another in a laundry list of missed opportunities to take out the leadership of Al Qaeda. The fact that Bin Laden is public enemy number one you'd think we'd have jumped at the chance.

Its almost enough to make you wonder if they actually want him caught or killed. However given the choice between heading down that conspiracy theory laden road or choosing rank incompetence. I'll choose incompetence. Fortunately Occam's razor backs me up on that.

H/T to Megite