Monday, November 30, 2009
It's Official (Again): We Let Bin Laden Escape
A new Senate study shows what we've known for years, and what Senator John Kerry stated many times: that US forces had Osama Bin Laden within their grasp, and allowed him to escape.
According to the report, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld turned down requests for a larger American troop presence to block escape routes from Tora Bora. The study contradicts the claim of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who said that it wasn’t conclusive at the time where the terrorist leader was. In fact, according to the report, bin Laden was clearly in reach at Tora Bora. Even he thought it was already over: Expecting to die, he wrote up a last will and testament.
Read more here: http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/11/30/bin_laden