Yet again the system is not letting me comment on articles. Here’s what I was trying to say:
Mr. Murdock needs to get his sensationalism straight. We captured Khalid Sheik Mohammed on March 1, 2003 ( www. nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html ).
President Bush said at the May 2007 Coast Guard Academy commencement: “We also broke up two other post-9/11 aviation plots. The first, in 2002, was a plot by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to repeat the destruction of 9/11 by sending operatives to hijack an airplane and fly into the tallest building on the West Coast.”
So we waterboarded KSM after his capture on March 1, 2003 and used the information available to arrest the conspirators a year prior to KSM’s arrest. God DAMN, but that’s some mighty fine police work. Mighty fine. We are so good we are making arrests before we get the information. Or could it be that the former administration was being so smug that they didn’t expect anyone to notice the anachronism?