I found this link, Salon.com Books | The great escape
, through Atrios
. It deals with the flights of the Bin Laden family out of the US while the rest of us were grounded.
Well, I'm glad more people are getting informed on this stuff. Let me add a different slant to the info.
It is apparently common practice for us to 'capture' (read kidnap?) Iraqi family members to induce those we want captured to turn themselves in. Here we had a large segment of the Bin Laden family, including the father and a brother (possibly his mother?) here in country. Why did we not apply the same tactic? Why not hold the Bin Ladens hostage until Osama Bin Laden turned himself in? Okay, there may be good reasons, but I would really like someone to explain it to me.
Of course, I've always thought we attacked the wrong country, and I think we would have had a far easier time taking Saudi Arabia.