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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 

Osama Bin Ladens connecton to UAE (port security)

The Central Intelligence Agency did not target Al Qaeda chief Osama bin laden once he had the royal family of the United Arab Emirates with him in Afghanistan, the agency's director, George Tenet, told the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States...
Had the CIA targeted bin Laden, half the royal family would have been wiped out as well, he said.
I am glad we didn't wipe out the royal family but do we really want to give our port security to a country this close to BinLadin?
Former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke has charged that fighting terrorism was not the top priority with the Bush administration. The top priority, he suggested, was Iraq, not Al Qaeda,...

Clarke alleged that the White House delayed implementing the proposals he had made for eight months and adopted them only after 9/11.
And these are the tough on security guys? Geesh.

From ReDiff.


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