Wednesday, July 05, 2006

NY Times Aiding and Abetting Again

I wonder if the idiots on the right (like this) will only see this story as the New York Times telling Bin Laden that the coast is clear...
C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden

WASHINGTON, July 3 — The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday.

The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, the officials said.

The decision is a milestone for the agency, which formed the unit before Osama bin Laden became a household name and bolstered its ranks after the Sept. 11 attacks, when President Bush pledged to bring Mr. bin Laden to justice "dead or alive."

What other possible reason could the Times have for running that article if not to help our enemies?


S.W. Anderson said...

It appears "the idiots on the right" see any opportunity to bash the Times as a good opportunity.

However, an added incentive in this case might be to distract from further discussion of the fact that a couple of years or so ago, Bush announced he'd moved on and hardly ever thought about bin Laden any more.

That would be back to square 1 for Bush. Right where he was just before 9-11, when Richard Clarke was "running around with my hair on fire," trying to warn Bush — who gave the impression he was uninterested and anxious for Clarke to get the briefing over with.

Otto Man said...

Hey, that's why he's the Decider! Someone has to make all the horrible decisions.

Otto Man said...

Krugman had a nice pushback in today's NYT, by the way.