Bin Laden Update

President Musharraf is reporting that Osama Bin Laden is in Kunar province in Afghanistan, as per this Forbes article. Pak Tribune report here.

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, reported last week to have died, is alive and hiding in Afghanistan, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview published in The Times.

‘It’s not a hunch,’ Musharraf said, speaking from a hotel in New York.

The newspaper, without directly quoting Pakistan’s military ruler, said he believes bin Laden is hiding in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

‘Kunar province borders on Bajaur Agency. We know there are some pockets of Al-Qaeda in Bajaur Agency. We have set a good intelligence organization,’ he told The Times.

This somewhat correlates with the upraded activity in Bajaur, as reported by Counter Terrorism Blog, and Bill Roggio at Fourth Rail. If Bin Laden’s been forced to move by the Waziristan pact, then to Bajaur, and then exiting to Kunar via the Khyber pass is a reasonable assumption. This also corresponds to the ISAF forces moving  east, and the current blockade and actions at the mouth of the Korengal valley. I do believe we are getting close folks, I hope I am not wrong.

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The Senate Moves

Watching the senate move legislation is akin to watching a slug cross frozen Lake Michigan, it’s always two whole eternities of debate before they can do anything. Every senator has to stake out their turf, shift their turf, and retriangulate five times before deciding anything.

Today’s an exciting day — the DOW neared it’s record mark, Gasoline prices are low, Unemployment is low, New housing sales are strong according to the latest report, we have killed 4,000 terrorists in Iraq, and another 2,000 in Afghanistan just since the start of summer.

To put the real icing on the cake the Senate finally did something to enable our soldiers to interrogate prisoners, and to enable the government to Try the detainees at Guantanamo.

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