Porter Goss says:
WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - CIA Director Porter Goss said he has an "excellent" idea where Osama bin Laden is hiding, but the al Qaeda leader will not be brought to justice until weak links in counterterrorism efforts are strengthened, Time magazine reported on Sunday. Notice when Bush's approval slumping OBL is waved at us.
In his first interview since becoming head of the CIA last year, Goss also told the magazine the insurgency in Iraq was not quite in its last throes, but close to it. We are close to winning the war on Iraq, seriously folks.
Goss did not say where he believed bin Laden was hiding, but intelligence experts have said the al Qaeda leader who has evaded an extensive U.S.-led manhunt is probably in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan. OBL is always in the Pak/Afgh region.
"In the chain that you need to successfully wrap up the war on terror, we have some weak links. And I find that until we strengthen all the links, we're probably not going to be able to bring Mr. bin Laden to justice," Goss said. "We are making very good progress on it." "Weak links"? as in CIA, FBI, ISI, MI, IIS, or GID or what? Making good progress, just like we are on those Mr. Anthrax Letters.
He cited some of the difficulties as "dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play." Goss added, "We have to find a way to work in a conventional world in unconventional ways that are acceptable to the international community." So now we're concerned with what the international community finds acceptable when using the unconventional?
Al Qaeda could strike the United States again, he said. "Certainly the intent is very high. And we are trying to stay ahead of their capability. And so far, I think we have done pretty well carrying the war to them, as it were," Goss said. The usual "could strike" again, and we took the war (on terror) to them, link Iraq and 9/11 okay.
Bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, sporadically release taped messages that have been broadcast on Arab television or on the Internet since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Intelligence experts say the messages are partly to reassure followers that the leaders are still alive. And to reassure Americans that they could strike again if we don't fight the war in Iraq.
In the most recent message, a videotape broadcast by Arabic television Al Jazeera on Friday, Zawahri said reform in Muslim countries and "expelling the invaders" could not be accomplished except by fighting. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a key figure behind the insurgency in Iraq, is aligned with al Qaeda. Goss again wipes Bush, Iraq…aligned…with…al Qaeda...we must expell the terrorists.
Vice President Dick Cheney has said the insurgency was in the "last throes." President George W. Bush says it would be wrong to set a timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq and that they will stay until local security forces are trained to take over. Yep, the war will be over any day, just stay the course (a Cheney wipe).
Goss said, "I think they're not quite in the last throes, but I think they are very close to it. And I think that every day that goes by in Iraq where they have their own government and it's moving forward reinforces just how radical (the insurgents) are and how unwanted they are." We're fighting a winnable war people, trust us.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said on Sunday that he did not believe that the insurgency was in the last throes. "I don't think Americans believe that we should cut and run out of Iraq by any stretch of the imagination. But I think they also would like to be told, in reality, what's going on," McCain said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "I think part of that is it's going to be at least a couple more years," he said. It won't be much longer folks, just stay the course. A wipe from McCain.
Goss expressed relief the new director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, was taking over what previously had been some of the key functions of the CIA director. "I would almost equate it to getting rid of a 60-pound back sack, climbing up a big, steep trail," Goss said. Praise for conventional death squads which we're using on Iraq males and females between 14-65 who might be the enemy.
Altogether now, say: it's the same old IraqTerrorWarAlQaeda.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Porter Goss says: