Posted by: arnegrim | May 5, 2011

Credit where credit is due…

“…U.S. officials said the information that ultimately led to bin Laden’s capture originally came from detainees held in secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe. There, agency interrogators were told of an alias used by a courier whom bin Laden particularly trusted.

It took four long years to learn the man’s real name, then years more before investigators got a big break in the case, these officials said. Sometime in mid-2010, the man was overheard using a phone by intelligence officials, who then were able to locate his residence — the specially constructed $1 million compound with walls as high as 18 feet topped with barbed wire…”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110502/ap_on_re_us/us_bin_laden

“White House officials have praised Bush’s commitment to fight terrorism, but they’ve repeatedly made it clear that Obama’s breaks with his predecessor — his refusal to describe the fight as a “war on terror” and his opposition to waterboarding — contributed to the successful hunt for bin Laden…”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/54334

Ok… so it was the secret prison sites GWB used (and President Obama decries) that got the information.   The courier’s name was obtained during GWB’s time…

Why does President Obama refuse to give credit where its due?

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