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May 10, 2010
WAR: BREAKING: Mullah Omar Captured?

That's what best-selling novelist Brad Thor is reporting over at Big Government:

Through key intelligence sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have just learned that reclusive Taliban leader and top Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Omar has been taken into custody.

If Thor's sources pan out, this is excellent news, and a moment for real vindication for everyone - from the military brass to Republican leaders and conservative commentators to, yes, President Obama - who argued for pressing on for victory in Afghanistan and not abandoning the region to the Taliban. Of course, I'm guessing that if Mullah Omar has been held for some time now by Pakistani authorities without public disclosure of that fact, he's probably been under questioning. Without being read any Miranda rights by the Pakistani government, one assumes. But doubtless we'll learn more about what has happened and when, in due time.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:12 PM | War 2007-12 | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Good news if true

Posted by: dch at May 10, 2010 11:10 PM

Good news if true

Posted by: dch at May 10, 2010 11:10 PM

How credible is this guy?

Posted by: SJGMoney at May 11, 2010 8:54 AM

It seems to me that best-selling novelists, Ian Fleming notwithstanding, do not generally have key intelligence contacts. But it would be nice if it was true.

Posted by: Jerry at May 11, 2010 8:57 PM

This doesn't seem to have panned out, although I notice the Administration isn't denying he's been captured, just denying they know anything about it.

Posted by: Crank at May 12, 2010 3:30 PM

"Administration .... denying they know anything about it."

This pretty much sums up Obama's presidency in a nutshell!

Posted by: Lee at May 12, 2010 7:58 PM
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