Usama bin Laden knew the 10 year internecine guerrilla war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) helped bankrupt the Soviet Union and that is happening now in the United States.I wish USA best in their mission to Syria....they have to do "something" after coming out of Afghanistan.
They Searched and killed OBL after a very intense search and seek operation involving 150,000 troops, tanks, planes, drones, missiles, satellites, informers, CIA, FBI, NSA....
Would be the "costliest" (and most in efficient) man hunt in the history. But they did it, congratulations>
Did they calculate how much it cost them?
UBL = 19 people with box cutters.
Bush =$Trillions & $Trillions for taxpayers.
That is why President Cheney, Vice President Rummy and the Dummy Bush picked perfumed Generals to lead the Pentagon.( NON - COMBAT )!
General Peter Pace
General Richard B. Myers
America and Islam After Iraq with Ex CIA Michael Scheuer
Bin Laden Expert Steps Forward
Ex-CIA Agent Michael Scheuer Assesses Terror War
http://tinyurl.com/4vms5 Nov. 14, 2004
(CBS) One of the Central Intelligence Agency's foremost experts on Osama bin Laden has stepped out of the shadows and joined the public debate over past mistakes and future strategy in the war on terror.
Michael Scheuer is the senior intelligence analyst who created and advised a secret CIA unit for tracking and eliminating bin Laden since 1996. He's also been at the center of a battle between the CIA and the White House over Mideast policy and the war on terror.
What is new for Scheuer - who resigned from the intelligence agency on Friday after 22 years - is commenting by name. This summer, he authored a book, "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror," under the pen name Anonymous.
The book, written with the CIA's blessing, is critical of the Bush administration's counterterrorism policy, and was viewed by some at the White House as a thinly veiled attempt by the CIA to undermine the president's reelection.
Ex CIA Michael Scheuer Speaks at Revolution March 07/12/2008
Was Ending CIA Osama Unit A Mistake?
First Head Of Unit Tells CBS News Closing Was 'Questionable'
Michael Scheuer CIA Retired / July 5, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/f4bdu
(CBS/AP) The first head of the Central Intelligence Agency's Osama bin Laden-hunting unit tells CBS News that closing the unit was "a mistake" and "a questionable decision."
"Bin laden remains the single most important threat to the United States, and there's no way around that fact," Michael Scheuer a CBS News terrorism analyst said on The Early Show.
It was reported by the New York Times Tuesday that the CIA has closed the unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.
Scheuer said bin Laden is unquestionably a threat to the United States.