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American taxpayers ask where in the world is Osama bin Laden?

American taxpayers have forked over around half a trillion dollars to U.S. intelligence services since the 9/11 attacks, yet nearly a decade after al Qaeda assaults on New York and Washington, the American intelligence community still cannot answer the most basic of questions:

Where is Osama bin Laden? Where is his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri? And where is Taliban leader Mullah Omar?

If the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies were private companies and were chronically unable to accomplish one of their key missions, their shareholders would have long ago revolted, fired their management and their stock would be trading at values near zero. Instead, the budgets for the U.S. intelligence agencies continue to spiral upward, while almost a million Americans possess top-secret clearances.

The intelligence community is awash in analysts. While the precise number is classified, it is reasonable to assume that there are tens of thousands. What is needed is not more analysts but better on-the-ground intelligence.

[Excerpts of an article by Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst]


2 Responses to “American taxpayers ask where in the world is Osama bin Laden?”

  1. THERE IS value in the work I do. It hasn’t cost much for me to operate and I have given Mission Critical Intelligence to the U.S. Government and kept the enemy at Bay for decades. Never have I compromised anyone or anything either. I currently hold one of those .S.C. Clearances and serve my Country faithfully. If 4tyhere is more I CAN DO, PLEASE SEND IT MY WAY AND i will give My Best Work. For I have an Old Saying that goes Like This-“The Best Is Yet To Come.”

  2. Michael Scheuer, head of the CIA get bin Laden team under Bill Clinton, said bin Laden’s goal was to bankrupt America and thus destroy its influence in the world.

    With the help of Washington politicians he is well on the way to having met his goal.

    The national debt was $5.8 trillion on 9/10/2001. Today it is $15.7+ trillion and rapidly rising…almost $10 trillion in just 10 1/2 years. Not a bad start toward bankruptcy if you ask me.

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