one whopper after another - gov't feeds US lies
The government is so busy feeding us lies that it doesn't bother picking plausible ingredients, and doesn't care how much nonsense they include in the meal. Each new whopper is bigger than the last, off their assembly line of lies.
Narrator: In December, the Northern Alliance told the Americans that Bin Laden was hiding in the mountains of Tora Bora. They were convinced they had found the heart of his organization.Sure, Bin Laden brought down the towers. You want fries with that?* * *Tim Russert: [In] the search for Osama Bin Laden, there is constant discussion about him hiding out in caves. And I think many times the American people have a perception that it’s a little hole dug out of the side of a mountain . . .
Rumsfeld: Oh, no. This is a fortress – a complex, multi-tiered.
[show detailed graphic]
Bedrooms and office on the top, as you can see; secret exits on the side and on the bottom, cut deep to avoid thermal detection; a ventilation system to allow people to breathe and to carry on. The entrance is large enough to drive trucks and even tanks - even computer systems and telephone systems.
Tim Russert: It’s a very sophisticated operation.
Rumsfeld: Oh, you bet. This is very serious business. And there’s not one of those – there are MANY of those.* * *Narrator: For days, the Americans bombed the mountains of Tora Bora with the most powerful weapons they had. The Northern Alliance have been paid more than a million dollars for their help and information. And now their fighters set off, up the mountains to storm Bin Laden’s fortress and bring back the Al Qaeda terrorists and their leader.
But, all they found were a few small caves which were either empty or had been used to store ammunition. There was no underground bunker system. No secret tunnels. The fortress didn’t exist.
The Northern Alliance did produce some prisoners they claimed were Al Qaeda fighters. But, there was no proof of this. And one rumor was that the Northern Alliance was simply kidnapping anyone who looked remotely like an Arab and selling them to the Americans for yet more money.