Skip to comments.Bush-Era Interrogations Provided Key Details on Bin Laden's Location
Posted on 05/02/2011 6:30:39 PM PDT by tobyhill
Years of intelligence gathering, including details gleaned from controversial interrogations of Al Qaeda members during the Bush administration, ultimately led the Navy SEALs who killed Usama bin Laden to his compound in Pakistan.
The initial threads of intelligence began surfacing in 2003 and came in the form of information about a trusted bin Laden courier, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on condition of anonymity. Bin Laden had cut off all traditional lines of communication with his network by this time because the Al Qaeda leader knew the U.S. intelligence community was monitoring him. It was said that he also didnt even trust his most loyal men to know his whereabouts and instead communicated only through couriers.
But it was four years later, in 2007, that terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay military prison started giving up information about the key courier.
Around this time, the use of enhanced interrogation tactics, including waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning, were being denounced as torture by critics of the Bush administration. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came under intense pressure for supporting rough treatment of prisoners. Critics claimed that any information given under duress simply couldnt be trusted.
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Under Eric Holder you think you could get any information?
Waterboarding Works, just ask Ossama.
Thank You George Bush
sawyer just said that a phone call by a trusted uBL advisor last year was another lead.
Warrantless Wiretaps, anyone?
Osama has now been waterboarded in perpetuity.
Remember them and keep them on the list of Anti-America people, whether media or Democrats.
All credit to President Bush
does this mean there will be no more talk of charging Cheney and Bush with some sort of crime for “torture”?