Here’s some heartening news:
The top American military commander for the Middle East has created a covert commando force to hunt Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and key terrorists throughout the region, according to Pentagon and military officials.
The new Special Operations organization is designed to act with greater speed on intelligence tips about “high-value targets” and not be contained within the borders where American conventional forces are operating in Iraq and Afghanistan.
My first reaction was, “What the hell took them so long?” My second thought was, “If they’re admitting it now, then it’s probably been around longer.” My third thought was, “Why wasn’t this set up on September 12, 2001?”
My fourth thought was that it probably was.