Monday, July 13, 2009

Most obvious comment on that super-secret CIA program

When I read the WSJ’s claim that CIA’s secret program was about assassinating al Qaeda leaders my first thought was “Isn’t that what we’ve been trying to do for 8 years?”.

We’ve been using drones to assassinate alleged al Qaeda operatives for years. There’s no way that could be a top secret super-controversial we’re-not-sure-we-told-the-President program. The thought has occurred to others …

New Info Brings More Questions On Secret CIA Program | TPMMuckraker

… a program, launched immediately after September 11 to capture or kill top al Qaeda operatives just doesn't seem sufficiently radioactive to have provoked the kerfuffle it has...

… the US military has openly been trying to get Osama bin Laden and other top Qaeda leaders "dead or alive" since shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Would CIA involvement in that effort be so explosive that it would not only need to be kept from Congress in the first place, but would also have been shut down by Panetta as soon as he learned about it?

Nuking al Qaeda leaders would be controversial. Assassinating them – not so much.

The WSJ article is some kind of smokescreen.

1 comment:

zol said...

This actually makes sense. Remember, they thought Saddam Hussein was an Al Qaeda operative.