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The world is lousy with Arab princes. And if we could have got Osama bin Laden, and saved at some point down the road 3,000 American lives, a few less Arab princes would have been OK in my book. Michael Scheuer#American 52
Michael Scheuer#American 52
The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it was focused on a single individual. It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort. Michael Scheuer#Agency 49
Michael Scheuer#Agency 49
I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor. Michael Scheuer#Leadership 39
Michael Scheuer#Leadership 39
One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him. Michael Scheuer#Intelligence 37
Michael Scheuer#Intelligence 37
Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there. Michael Scheuer#Activities 31
Michael Scheuer#Activities 31
The treatise found that he was perfectly within his rights to use them. Michael Scheuer#Found 31
Michael Scheuer#Found 31
Most dramatically, and perhaps least noticed, is the violence inside Saudi Arabia itself. Michael Scheuer#Arabia 25
Michael Scheuer#Arabia 25
Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary. Michael Scheuer#Bin 20
Michael Scheuer#Bin 20
We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq. Michael Scheuer#Insurgency 13
Michael Scheuer#Insurgency 13
I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet. Michael Scheuer#Intelligence 12
Michael Scheuer#Intelligence 12
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