Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
But it makes friends or more over neighborhood eleven and where we are.
Now what are you telling me do -- All got the most important thing that that day you come up with -- spent the day the good job you're doing it depends on on where you're living below capacity you're working.
About beauty and -- and operations within the agency.
I'm not giving away anything at all in terms of secrets but within the -- Operations directorate.
There are wide number of jobs and responsibilities so they don't know.
Job tend to be like another.
Until get to the question about been to -- eight.
You know oftentimes your best story is the one that the most boring if elected on an airplane that's a majority and say what do you do when -- -- to demonstrate giving us some exciting story about -- neurosurgeon.
So if you look at them -- Gammon import export.
And the other what they want to talk about you hey let's talk about me.
That's what you what they wanna put the conversation back got -- -- -- Six in only aren't members more -- Garmin might better effect -- and C in Covert operations well.
Playing up people and may wonder don't know much about this much else is Osama bin Laden's.
Better know us.
Of one how much of a difference is that.
Well that -- that could -- terrific question.
On one level sort of but theoretical level it's made a great deal of difference in terms of the morale of the of the troops within al-Qaeda.
It -- significant blow and that's that.
From an operational point of view it it really hasn't made that much difference.
-- He had long since.
Dead even though there was some talk after the the take down in the bottom but at the compound that -- some talk about how boom looks like bin Laden was still we -- ball and operational -- bank.
And not so much He was.
He had moved on over the years and others had taken the role of operational.
You know brand and it's so -- -- cash.
They had they had adjusted to the fact that bin Laden blood in hiding in a sense.
So the good news just.
Bin Laden was a terrific get a huge get no doubt about it but.
All the other.
Targets that we've been taking out over the past few years.
That's where it's really come to play on the streets that's where we've really decimated their operational planning capabilities that we kinda get somebody else up in their.
In the end in a position of leadership would -- which enough to be allocate -- not.
And while it seems like they've got bottomless well of recruits.
DO what we are seeing that a lot of their people don't have the experience or talent or ability or whatever it is.
That allows them to -- plant and and carry out attacks of significance.
Artist kind of fun and amusing rumors say.
-- killed -- the number two man.
And al-Qaeda because it seems like we've killed.
About nine of the number intermittent quite a bit lower formula when I get asked her grandmother's diamonds in it today off -- is -- and spoke.
A bit well yeah -- record the political organization worried are you don't that's -- what He had -- you know get that notice that you move and not -- -- the organization.
But we had a great deal of success -- -- -- you know that debt is in part.
Due to the drone program that you know the blue started under the Bush Administration.
And has been ramp up significantly during the past couple of years.
While it is controversial some aspects.
You know there is no denying.
That it has played a key role in the war on terror now I'm one of those people who read your column out there I think we've just about estimated at just about ready to say we want against al-Qaeda I'd I just don't see that happening -- that we're a zero sum game.
And again they do seem to have -- long long line of potential recruits.
-- -- -- -- Product we got now.
No I'm not -- honestly I couldn't at this on -- Afghanistan and I think that we did absolutely the right -- probably what most critical decision made in -- so warped there is just I eleven was.
Bush's decision to go -- Afghanistan a do the right thing which was to rout al-Qaeda removed a permanent basis.
-- -- the mission and we did a mission extremely well and then it morphed into a nation build link and that just not where we should be you know you do does is different all you do.
Yes I would I would welcome that dot thank you very much of the court do it.
Comments thank you very much Mike Baker former CIA.
Operative destroy -- Minnesota and our army Imus.
Filter by section