Powerline's Take on Michael Scheuer
|Michael Scheuer, the ex-CIA man who wrote the book Imperial Hubris, has been in the news. Scheuer apparently was the agent who, for a number of years, was in charge of trying to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. He was on Meet the Press yesterday, and made some deeply weird comments about his former quarry, as noted by Real Clear Politics. The show's transcript is here:
He sounds for all the world like one of King John's men talking about Robin Hood. Maybe it would have helped to have someone trying to kill bin Laden who wasn't such an admirer...
...The only good thing I know about Michael Scheuer is that he detests Richard Clarke. Apparently the feeling is mutual. The Weekly Standard has an article titled Scheuer v. Clarke, which details their feud. I think they're both right. The conclusion of the Weekly Standard piece is especially interesting:
Powerline on Scheuer