‘Al-Qaeda in Yemen Warns It Is Intact and Will Strike” ’
Wall Street Journal reports “Al-Qaeda in Yemen Warns It Is Intact and Will Strike.”
The story reports that “Yemen is under renewed international pressure to go after al-Qaeda cells” but offers no sign that the Obama administration is attempting to trackdown AQAP leaders and capture them alive – so they can undergo interrogation and tell us their plans for new attacks.
Meanwhile, Abdulmutallab still in the civilian system meeting with his lawyer.
In Courting Disaster, former CIA director Mike Hayden explains why interrogation is essential. Intelligence, he explains, is like doing a puzzle without being allowed to see the picture on the cover of the box. You can have all sorts of pieces, but you don’t know how to connect them. To do that, you need to capture and interrogate the senior terrorist leaders who know what the picture on the cover of the box looks like. That’s how you figure out how the pieces fit together.
Interrogation is not a luxury we can do without; it is a vital tool we need to prevent new attacks. It is a tool we have abandoned.