Drones following bin Ladin were diverted by Bush
More recently I read that the drones following bin Ladin were diverted from
Now We are still trying to get the hell out of
Speaking of large deficits, when W took office the annual budget was in the black. When he left office, the total federal deficit stood at $10 trillion; he added $4 trillion to the federal deficit to pay for 1. his tax cuts in which the top bracket got 50% more than the rest of us; 2. two wars like
W gave us his going away present of the Great Recession which is mainly due to Republican efforts to deregulate banking and allow Wall St Banks into the mortgage markets.
U.S. Concludes Bin Laden Escaped at Tora Bora Fight
Failure to Send Troops in Pursuit Termed Major Error
By Barton Gellman and Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 17, 2002; Page A01
The Bush administration has concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the battle for Tora Bora late last year and that failure to commit U.S. ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al Qaeda, according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge.
Intelligence officials have assembled what they believe to be decisive evidence, from contemporary and subsequent interrogations and intercepted communications, that bin Laden began the battle of Tora Bora inside the cave complex along
After-action reviews, conducted privately inside and outside the military chain of command, describe the episode as a significant defeat for the
In the fight for Tora Bora, corrupt local militias did not live up to promises to seal off the mountain redoubt, and some colluded in the escape of fleeing al Qaeda fighters. Franks did not perceive the setbacks soon enough, some officials said, because he ran the war from
The Bush administration has never acknowledged that bin Laden slipped through the cordon ostensibly placed around Tora Bora as