Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Liz Cheney and the Taliban Capture

Liz Cheney responds to the capture of the Taliban's top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar:

It will be interesting to see how this all unfolds with regard to the interrogation issue. Many have weighed in on this story already and at this point there isn't much I can add. I do, however, see this as good news although, like Cheney, I'm suspicious of NYT releasing the story, even though, as the Times says, the news was already all over Pakistan and not really a secret any more.

The good news here, besides the actual capture, would probably be that Pakistan is involved in all this because without them, this guy might have just been shot without benefit of interrogation. We no longer have a CIA program to interrogate him, or a place to detain him, so it would have to be the Pakistanis who field the catch here.

Here is a profile of Barader.

Updates later.