This raises a point I didn’t mention in my Tora Bora column today—that of timing. E-mail:
“Excellent article on Tora Bora, if too brief. For example, I think it’d be worth mentioning that if we’d done what Kerry now suggests we should have done–used a heavy American force–then bin Laden likely would have had time to get away. The choice was between an immediate attack with special forces and Afghan forces on the ground and US air support, or a delayed attacked with only US forces.
No one in the Democratic leadership made the Kerry/Edwards criticism at the time.”