The BBC reports today that CIA director Porter Goss
has told Time magazine that they have an ‘excellent idea’ where Osama Bin Laden is hiding out but has not said when they expect to capture him.
He told Time magazine there were “weak links” in the US-led war on terror. His remarks follow recent US criticism of Pakistan’s role in hunting suspects.
Mr Goss said:
It was unlikely Bin Laden would be brought to justice until “we strengthen all the links” in the chain in the US-led hunt for terror suspects.
“When you go to the very difficult question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you’re dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play.
“We have to find a way to work in a conventional world in unconventional ways that are acceptable to the international community.”
Did he just say ‘international obligation’ and ‘fair play’? Since when has the Shrub and his gang of thugs worried about such diplomatic niceties?
Regardless of whether you believe Osama is the threat or whether he is just the money man, there is no doubt that this guy needs rounding up and rounding up fast. And there hasn’t been much doubt that the Americans have known all along where he has been. Being the cynic that I have become, I’m putting my bets on the Americans ‘capturing’ Bin Laden when the Shrubs popularity rating hits the bottom of the barrel. If he were allowed a third term as President (and I wont get started on that one) then I would bet on a Bin Laden capture of around August 2008.
Photo: AP via the BBC
By the way, the whole ‘Bin Laden and al-Qaeda’ thing was documented brilliantly in the documentary ‘The Power of Nightmares made by Adam Curtis. This should be enforced viewing for all Americans. More information and, I believe, download available at The Internet Archive.