greetings gentle Readers….
it hit the news a few days ago, all the print media covered it, but it appears to have escaped the attention of the TV types…
on orders from Intel bigwig, Negroponte, the CIA closed it's Osama bin Laden division
now, color me bewildered here…i had thought that bin Laden was public enemy #1 and top of the Bush "better off dead" list since 9/11
but the only excuse it appears being given was cited by Reuters as coming from an anonymous official…
The bin Laden unit, codenamed Alec Station, became less valuable as a separate operation as counterterrorism operations eliminated top al Qaeda operatives and the movement's focus shifted more to regional networks of militants, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
it also appears that this task force unit was shut down last year, but the news of it is just coming out now…possibly due to the usual annual budgetary bickering…
now…my concern here is that of the whole Responsibility thing, and Bush's statement of not resting until bin Laden is either captured or killed…after all , as the NYT reported last tuesday…
the bin Laden unit was disbanded late last year and quoted its first director, author Michael Scheuer, as predicting the move would denigrate the CIA's effort to find bin Laden
we have pretty damn good evidence that bin Laden was directly responsible for 9/11…hell, we rightfully invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and catch the bastard
but now he is a "lower priority" ?
and that makes me Wonder just where and what the Administration's "priorities" are concerning their "war on terror"
by this action, it doesn't appear that catching the Mastermind behind al Qaeda is one of them
just my one sixth billionths of the world's Opinion….