News Flashback: C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden

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    It wasn't that long ago, only a handful of years, but people thinking that Bush should be getting ANY credit for finally getting Osama Bin Laden seem to have very short memories...

    C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden

    WASHINGTON, July 3 — The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday.

    The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, the officials said.

    The decision is a milestone for the agency, which formed the unit before Osama bin Laden became a household name and bolstered its ranks after the Sept. 11 attacks, when President Bush pledged to bring Mr. bin Laden to justice "dead or alive."



    Bush deserves zero "credit" for the demise of OBL.
     
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    100% agree
     
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    well i guess if they can convince you they closed it down.....then we now know why OBL was caught flat footed.....
     
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    Yes, we do know why he was caught...

    Obama re-prioritized the hunt for Bin Laden
     
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    Damn I didn't know that! When did Obama reopen that specific unit?
     
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    so they closed it down?......or did they just let everyone think they closed it down?.....
     

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