Commentary: Billion-dollar boondoggle
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Jordanian spy trusted by the CIA to disclose the whereabouts of al-Qaida’s No. 2 was a self-avowed Islamist “holy warrior” whose “ultimate aim in life is to die a martyr” who told a radical Islamic forum on the Internet the time had come to practice what he preached. John le Carre’s George Smiley, we never were. James Bond? Not since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Where $1 trillion on intelligence since Sept. 11 has gone.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large