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Come Home, America!

Probably, the most interesting news this autumn (even though you couldn't tell by the reaction of the corporate mainstream news media), though hardly a new revelation, was the recent Senate investigation about the Tora Bora campaign in the mountains of Afghanistan, where the arch-terrorist OBL and his cohorts were cornered by the U.S. military in late 2001, but they managed to get away anyway.

Now, with the Senate investigation apparently passed, all the suspicions and doubts about that campaign are a little less murky, and it's fairly obvious that the Bush regime didn't really want to catch OBL despite all their bravado-type talk, because capturing OBL would have constrained their plans to invade Iraq. Bush and his defense secretary at the time (Rumsfeld) did not call in military reinforcements at Tora Bora, though it seemed quite logical to do just that.

Now, that that information seems increasingly more clear, it makes you wonder about the government's credibility re…