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Peter King: Waterboarding led to Bin Laden

Barack Obama and his administration have been trying hard - really hard - to take as much credit as possible for the death of Osama Bin Laden. But do they deserve that credit? Consider this (Hat Tip: Dan F):

U.S. officials said the information that ultimately led to bin Laden's capture originally came from detainees held in secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe. There, agency interrogators were told of an alias used by a courier whom bin Laden particularly trusted.

It took four long years to learn the man's real name, then years more before investigators got a big break in the case, these officials said. Sometime in mid-2010, the man was overheard using a phone by intelligence officials, who then were able to locate his residence — the specially constructed $1 million compound with walls as high as 18 feet topped with barbed wire.

Who were these detainees? What kind of 'secret CIA prison sites'? And what motivated them to talk to their interrogators? Hint: It wasn't a promise of chocolate cake.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).

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Added: May-3-2011 Occurred On: May-2-2011
By: Carl_in_Jerusalem
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Tags: Peter King, Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama, al-Qaeda, waterboarding, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Michael Mukassey
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