If so, then congratulations to Chuck.
Yesterday, I put up a post about how Zarqawi's cell phone contained the numbers of Iraqi government officials. The thrust of it all was that we don't understand the sea of shifting allegiances which is the middle east.
I then discussed the paragraph in the linked article in which Zarqawi's wife claimed that the United States made a deal with Osama bin Laden himself to rat out Zarqawi, in exchange for a reduction of direct U.S. pressure against bin Laden.
My response was this:
What? The United States making a deal with bin Laden to help nail Zarqawi? I don't believe it, and probably neither do you. And I'm certain that isn't the case.
In the comments though, Chuck called me on it. He requoted that line and then said,
Well, ummm, Eli, uhhh. with the obvious implication that with this crew anything is possible.
I still doubt it, but in that context, a story out today that late last year the CIA disbanded a unit created specifically to hunt for bin Laden and began focusing on more widely dispersed al-Qaeda groups is troubling. I still think that the two are unrelated, but the story out today has to make me stop and think, just a day after I said that such a thing wasn't possible.