As more and more details emerge regarding the intelligence trail which led us to Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan it comes more and more of a black eye for the Obama administration and the left.
First we learned that the first crumbs of the intelligence trail were provided by detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, which Obama promised he would close as a candidate. Then we learned that further intelligence has been provided by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed during an interrogation at a secret CIA prison Obama ordered closed in 2009.
Now we learn via Wikileaks that the identity of Osama bin Laden’s courier was provided by an al Qaeda operative US forces picked up in Iraq during a war Obama once called “dumb” suggesting it had nothing to do with the war on terror and had actually made us less safe.
The file suggests that the courier’s identity was provided to the US by another key source, the al-Qaida facilitator Hassan Ghul, who was captured in Iraq in 2004 and interrogated by the CIA. Ghul was never sent to Guantanamo but was believed to have been taken to a prison in Pakistan.
As Obama prepares to visit Ground Zero in New York City to tout his accomplishment in icing Osama bin Laden and make the requisite political hay, it becomes clear that the only reason why the terror leader is sleeping with the fishes is because our intelligence operatives followed a trail of intelligence gathered via detention facilities Obama wanted closed and provided by terror operatives picked up during a war Obama himself once called “dumb” and suggested had nothing to do with the war on terror.
Maybe, instead of beating his chest, Obama ought to be apologizing for all the ways he’d been wrong in the past.