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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:34 PM

any idiot would have given the order

looks like some idiot didn't give the order even though they had the resources


"the Bush administration blew a critical opportunity to capture Bin Laden in 2001. Bin Laden was wounded and on the run, but top Bush national security officials rejected repeated pleas for reinforcements from commanders and intelligence officials fighting the terrorist leader in the caves of Tora Bora, despite the availability of resources...
. Instead, the U.S. command chose to rely on airstrikes and untrained Afghan militias. [...]
Even when his own commanders and senior intelligence officials in Afghanistan and Washington argued for dispatching more U.S. troops, [Commanding Gen. Tommy] Franks refused to deviate from the plan.
The report “removes any lingering doubts and makes it clear that Osama bin Laden was within our grasp at Tora Bora,” but that decisions made by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his deputies, and other top administration officials allowed Bin Laden to escape."


http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/05/03/163155/bush-did-not-catch-bin-laden/

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:20 PM

1. bin Laden's reward for doing our bidding.

 

Besides, capturing or killing bin Laden would eliminate the excuse for the war(s) at the time.

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:37 PM

2. Right! The idiot that should have given the order - didn't.

Obama Got Osama. 'Nuf said.

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