Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A Convenient Kill (Update)

Mr. Obama's policies now differ from their Bush counterparts mainly on the issue of interrogation. As Sunday's operation put so vividly on display, Mr. Obama would rather kill al Qaeda leaders—whether by drones or special ops teams—than wade through the difficult questions raised by their detention. This may have dissuaded Mr. Obama from sending a more robust force to attempt a capture.

-John Yoo, in the WSJ today.

But maybe not. A friend speculated that BL may have indeed been taken into custody and not killed; that the story of his death and burial at sea is a convenient cover; and that he is being thoroughly emptied of his data before he will be finally executed.

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