Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hir(pur)sute

Posted by codemorse



"Osama's got legs...he knows how to use 'em"


From CNN:


After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Gary Weddle followed the news so closely he forgot to shave. After a week he decided not to shave until Osama bin Laden was caught or killed. Nor has Weddle, 46, who expected the al Qaeda leader to be caught within a month or so, trimmed his facial hair in the succeeding five years as he went from substitute teacher to science instructor at Ephrata Middle School.

...He said he would keep the beard, untrimmed, as long as bin Laden remains at large -- "even if I get buried with it."


Gary's going to be waiting for a while, methinks:

The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite image -- has led them anywhere near the al-Qaeda leader, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials.

"The handful of assets we have have given us nothing close to real-time intelligence" that could have led to his capture, said one counterterrorism official, who said the trail, despite the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history, has gone "stone cold."

2 Comments:

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Wesley said...

Jesus, its beyond embarassing at this point. I keep hearing from the right how dissedents like us give aid and comfort to the enemy, but the fact that we have not caught this sonnfabitch has probably given more aid and comfort to the enemy than a few people speaking their minds ever could.

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

That'd be my thinking as well, Wes.

It seems to me that if we're serious about "winning" the war on terror it might make a fair amount of sense to take out the quarterback, no?

 

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