2006-07-04

Reminder: 9/11

On the fourth of July we get news from the NYTimes that simply boils my wine-dark brain.
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.
I understand that Al Qaeda is much less hierarchical than a normal military, and therefore resources would be better used ferreting out home grown terrorists, but I don't care. Why? Because that's revenge. That's Justice for my dead brothers and sisters.

I'd like at least a small team of people working on trying to find bin Laden full time. Can I volunteer for the Try-To-Catch-bin-Laden-Tax so that we can fund this program? Can you imagine how much easier this would be if we hadn't engaged in the Unneccessary War that has so inflamed the world?

1 comment:

Latent Iconoclast said...

Dear Dr. Kepler,
Thank You! You made the first comment my blog has received. I am glad you find it interesting. It is true, my life, my experiences and it gets more bizarre.

Warmest regards,
The Latent Iconoclast - J.D.

P.S. I spent some time with the D.O.D. as well, in the Far East!
If we reconciled experiences we may have something. In the term "something", I mean only legal, constitutional, substantive
pursuits.