Tuesday, May 03, 2011


I'm already hearing crazy stories from Person A who works with Person B who has a friend, Person C, who knows someone in military intelligence, who says "this is what really took place," telling a story that just happens to reinforce what A wants to believe. The inadvertent live tweet of the attack on the bin Laden compound should help, some, with this kind of thing.

So maybe I'm biased; I've never been impressed with the US intelligence operation. But I find this a more plausible explanation of how bin Laden finally came to be found living in an Islamabad suburb than the story of plucky CIA officials working years-old sources.

--update: second link fixed.