Friday, July 07, 2006

Soothsayer of Zembla 

What ho! Did we call it, or did we call it? On Wednesday we surmised that a New York Times story about the disbanding, late last year, of the CIA unit charged with tracking Osama bin Laden might have been part of a disinformation campaign calculated to throw our implacable terrorist foes off guard. (You can see the post by scrolling down slightly, but we'll republish the relevant part to save wear and tear on your delicate wrist):
In other words, it's entirely possible that the stealthy covert operatives of Alec Station are still on the job! -- just waiting for Osama bin Laden, who, as a faithful reader of the traitors at the NYT, probably imagines he's gotten away scot free, to grow complacent and sloppy! -- at which point they'll pounce on their hapless prey, in the manner of lithe jungle cats!
Today, courtesy of Zemblan patriot K.Z., we have confirmation of our wild conjecture -- and it comes straight from the horse's ass's mouth:
QUESTION: But the question I have -- the question I have is, it appears that the CIA has disbanded the unit that was hunting him down. Is it no longer important to track him down?

BUSH: I -- you know, it's just an incorrect story. I mean, we got a -- we're -- we got a lot of assets looking for Osama bin Laden. So whatever you want to read in that story, it's just not true, period.

QUESTION: So you're still looking?

BUSH: Absolutely. No ands, ifs or buts. And in my judgment, it's just a matter of time, unless we stop looking. And we're not going to stop looking so long as I'm the president, not only for Osama bin Laden, but anybody else who plots and plans attacks against the United States of America. We're going to stay on the offense so long as I'm your president. And my judgment is, if we let up the pressure on him, the world's more dangerous.

In the short run, we will bring these people to justice. We'll use good intelligence, we'll share information with our allies, we will work with friends, we'll bring people to justice. In the long run, the way you defeat this enemy is the spread of liberty. And that's what you're seeing unfold.
Well! It certainly seems that, thanks to President Loose Lips, the lithe jungle cats of Alec Station have just lost the all-important advantage of surprise. Thank God we still have the spread of liberty in our arsenal.

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