Thursday, May 05, 2011

NY Times Seal of Approval on the Seals

Here. I think it's the pix that clinches it for them. OBL had a rifle within reach. And who knows what he might have rigged up in the room or concealed in his clothes.

More. Let's note the situation room was not watching this all in real time, despite the suggestion of the photo released by the White House, perhaps taken at the beginning of the operation. With Barack fresh off the golf course. Or dragged off.

More. Daniel Henninger, WSJ:
As the whole of America takes a bin Laden victory lap, let us pause to remember some of this celebrated event's most forgotten men: the Central Intelligence Agency officers who sit under the cloud of a criminal investigation begun in 2009 by Attorney General Eric Holder into their interrogations of captured terrorists.

That's right, the Americans whose interrogation of al Qaeda operatives may have put in motion the death of this mass murderer may themselves face prosecution by the country they were trying to protect.

It is time for the Holder CIA investigation to end. The death of bin Laden 10 years after 9/11 makes the Holder investigation of the CIA interrogators politically, emotionally and morally moot.

But it lives.
The Osama bin Laden charges are going to be dropped, now that he's dead.

Time to drop these charges and let these dedicated Americans get on with their lives.

P.S. Via Drudge, a BBC report:
The official said there were 17 or 18 people in the compound at the time of the attack and that as well as taking Osama bin Laden’s body away the Americans took one person alive — possibly one of his sons.

Four dead bodies were left in the compound. It is believed they are of another son, 2 brothers and a guard.

This will be great for DNA and intel:) Clearly a HUGE haul, well done.

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