All the real life action heros I know would never join the CIA today for obvious reasons. We need 10 years to rebuild the CIA, bad news. But below is the nugget that has fueled my rage for the day:
Berntsen, 48, who also led the CIA Counterterrorism Center's response to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, sued the CIA in July, accusing the spy agency of trying to stop him from publishing his book.
Gimigliano said the CIA reviewed Bernsten's book before publication only to ensure that it contained no classified information.
In the book, Berntsen says his Jawbreaker team tracked bin Laden to Afghanistan's Tora Bora region late in 2001 and could have killed or captured the al Qaeda leader there if military officials had agreed to his request for an additional force of about 800 U.S. troops.
But the troops were not sent and bin Laden was able to escape, he said.
His account contradicts public statements by Bush and former Gen. Tommy Franks, who maintained that U.S. officials were never sure bin Laden was at Tora Bora.
For a longtime I have believed the noose was set for Bin Laden in Tora Bora, but for some reason the trigger was never pulled. 800 troops? Hell, I would have joined up just to make that battle.
But did we not catch him because we did not want to make a martyr of him, or is there some other reason Bush would not like Osama Bin Laden on trial.
One has to wonder, 800 troops could have saved us thousands later.