Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sorry about that, chief.

A correction to my post below: The strike on Zawahiri may NOT have been a near miss. He may never have been there at all, and we just wrecked a few innocent folks houses for nothing:

DAMADOLA, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday condemned a deadly airstrike in which the U.S. reportedly targeted Al Qaeda's second-in-command, as villagers whose homes were destroyed denied the militant was ever there and thousands of Pakistanis protested the attack....

Two Pakistani officials told The Associated Press on Saturday that the CIA had acted on incorrect information, and Al-Zawahiri was not in the village of Damadola when it came under attack.

A serious question: is the CIA EVER right? This is the organization that knew everything about the Soviet Union except that it was crumbling. Knew that Iraq had WMDs. Completely missed all of the warnings about 9/11. What frigging good are they?

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