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He was tipped off
Sun Aug 7, 2011 7:39pm

And Obama dispatched an execution squad to take him out. Cheap, clean, and effective.

If Bush ever decided to go after him in Pakistan (which I doubt) he would have leveled hundreds of square miles with air raids, sent in the battalions, then rebuild the whole area from the ground up years later.

  • Not quite the whole story ...Lewis, Sun Aug 7 3:50pm
    He knew damned well he couldn't safely hide in the caves forever. When our troops paid him a visit, he wasn't home. See my posts to Mike about the whole thing.
    • i really dont think u could havematthew, Sun Aug 14 1:18pm
      searched all those millions of caves & crevices in afghanistan. mullah omar is still safe & sound as he he has kept away from the cities and people.
      • We only had to search oneLewis, Mon Aug 15 7:39am
        As to finding the right one - Do a search on "Project BORESIGHT". Declassified and put out on the 'net; Top Secret when I was in. Pertained to submarines in the ocean, true - but the ocean is a very... more
    • He was tipped off — Mike, Sun Aug 7 7:39pm
      • Of course he was tipped offLewis, Tue Aug 9 12:09pm
        That's what happens with "human intelligence". Networks of "human assets" take many years to develop. We had quite a network going in the MidEast. In 1969, when I was finally allowed to retrain, they ... more
        • "Gentlemen do not ... "Lewis, Tue Aug 9 5:08pm
          In the main entrance to Building 2000 at what WAS Air Force Intelligence Headquarters building, Kelly AFB, was a large plaque reading "Gentlemen don't read other gentlemen's mail". This was a quote... more
      • You know better than thatLewis, Sun Aug 7 10:24pm
        That's merely your vitriol talking again. Try a little Maalox. There's no way Bush did NOT know about him being in Pakistan - after all, the area around Tora Bora and Pakistan is pretty porous.... more
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