Skip to comments.How bin Laden Catapulted One Man Into War [Al Qaeda in Iraq!]
Posted on 05/03/2011 12:39:14 PM PDT by Enchante
Fast forward to a day in Anbar Province, Iraq. Mr. Pottinger, now an intelligence officer supporting an infantry battalion, is standing over the body of a high level al Qaeda operative that his unit has just killed. It was an intense and lengthy manhunt. Mr. Pottinger is rifling through the mans pockets, looking for additional documentation. Nearby is the mangled body of the mans guard, who moments before detonated a suicide vest in a last, and failed, effort to kill the attackers.
I was standing over this guys corpse, looking down at him and thinking of all of the resources we had devoted to killing him....
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and a WaPo article has asserted that the first crucial lead which led to Bin Laden's courier and to Bin Laden himself was from another high-level Al Qaeda operative captured in...... IRAQ.
Whatever else one thinks about Iraq, we killed lots of Al Qaeda there, used it as flypaper to attract and kill terrorists from all over, and got invaluable intel which eventually led us to Bin Laden himself. Libs will CONTINUE to try to ignore, downplay, and/or mis-represent the facts of the past 10-20 years. We must get the most complete and accurate info circulated asap.
Many of us knew of these connections from the very beginning. Articles on FR made it clear that Saddam had been working with and supporting Al Queda from the start of its war against us. Even the Aspirin factory Clinton blew up had Iraqi connections.
What has always been undeniable is the close connection Saddam had with terrorists of every stripe including Al Queda. His intelligence agents were intimately involved with OBL’s group (whatever its name at a particular time) from his emergence as an enemy of the US.