Behold The Power Of Reading Carefully About Pakistan & Afghanistan

The blogosphere is mad at the NYT for blowing yet more state secrets today (the link is typical of many). I have a slightly different opinion. I think this time what we're seeing is a Bush Administration information dump to prove definitively that they did everything possible to protect us --and to pressure the Obama administration to keep it up. And may I just say, regarding this incredible story,
In 2006, for example, a Navy Seal team raided a suspected militants' compound in the Bajaur region of Pakistan, according to a former top official of the Central Intelligence Agency. Officials watched the entire mission — captured by the video camera of a remotely piloted Predator aircraft — in real time in the CIA's Counterterrorist Center at the agency's headquarters in Virginia 7,000 miles away.
Told ja? I didn't get every particular right, but I did get the story more than two years before the International Herald Tribune. It was obvious reading between the lines that we were very active militarily in Pakistan. Only Bush had the common sense not to announce it, unlike some folks I could name.

As long as we're talking special ops, read this great account of a Navy Seal rescue of a kidnapped American businessman. Don't miss it, because....
This is the story of one of the most daring and successful U.S. hostage-rescue missions in years.