Official Bin Laden Story Changes in Various Places

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 6:10 am

The story of the frantic raid on the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad has evolved over the past 24 hours. What was a very crisp narrative full of interesting details has not held up. Here are a few examples: • Initially, the story went that a woman was used as a human shield and was [...]

The Bin Laden Intel/Torture Debate

By: Monday May 2, 2011 11:27 am

As soon as we started talking about torture on the level of efficacy, i.e. whether torture “worked,” it was inevitable that we’d have a day like this. The AP reports that intelligence from secret CIA prisons first uncovered the name of the courier which eventually led to the bin Laden compound. The information came from [...]