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Welcome back everyone we have been reporting this since about 5:30 eastern time this morning and it's great news in the war on terror and well I'll lucky.
Is dead the American born.
The Yemeni descent.
He left this country to continue to radicalize.
Other people and al-Qaeda across the country across the world.
And now his leadership.
There's a huge void right now in Yemen and around the world because this guy is no longer with us -- that we believe by a drone strike.
About 85 miles from the capital right -- Saudi Yemeni border.
We -- -- early He made it to work in twenty minutes or older Vera joins us live how significant is this this is.
Huge He was the modern face the -- acts Osama bin Laden He was the one who knew the Internet He was the American born He was the -- The -- He was -- active -- inspiring real life attacks and to have him dead.
It shows that -- there really is tremendous Carroll at the top of our main enemy al-Qaeda.
And it has that some points again it has to have an effect this is a glorious triumph but also shows the genius at taking General David Petraeus one of our best fighting generals ever putting him in charge of the CIA because these overall I think CIA directed.
Operations they have superb -- this I was on the CIA kill us -- act and you know and as well He should have been he's got plenty of American blood on his hands.
But with General Petraeus and you've got to give the president President Obama credit -- he's done that says you know do it and lot of the units have as their slogan death from above -- that really is whether it was a drone strike or one of the Harrier.
You know those those -- vertical jump jets.
You can you know take your pick the fact of the matter is we've killed another of their top leaders were peeling them off.
At the same time Pakistan announcing that three other militants killed in the northwest frontier provinces.
This is a real war that is specific it's targeted it reduces collateral damage and it takes the head out -- take the brains out and at some.
What the sole fault aren't so let me ask you this follow up question because you are a lawyer.
Defense -- one point right yes and okay because here's what I'm suspecting is gonna happen right around the corner.
The ACLU's probably gonna sue somebody can they -- the US government for killing this guy is -- didn't think that it was right for us to be able to go after and and get him.
But the question him standing would would come into play who would they be representing so they would be a very difficult but it certainly lobby.
And then argument is widely kids an argument can clearly be made that this is extrajudicial.
But if you use the war model and I think that all of us that the ten years have come to the conclusion that it's not a judicial gross process but it's -- it's war.
War it's about life and death you kill me I kill you and I think that in that context this is clearly justified by any any kind of precedent that -- And separate as much as it's disappointing that -- Iraq reduced to get our hands -- the will attempt to their own devices.
It is heartening to see how we're calling up the economy network at the highest level the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- that -- strikes a continuing at the highest level.
Inside Pakistan were willing to rattle the cage -- the -- terror which was our ally almost former ally Pakistan and continue to target.
While these drone strikes in Yemen we build bases in Yemen.
Rather than asking yourself some questions and should we be doing this which is do -- it because we know the alternative is things start blowing up here.
I think bid.
Yes of course but it took -- ten years to learn how to fight this war and we've been fighting with conventional.
And it is eggs extremely difficult to conquer an enemy is nebulous as as a terror group -- a terror organization.
Now we've devoted all our resources weather satellite.
But increasingly human intelligence on the ground there -- plenty of people in Yemen who don't like al-Qaeda particularly now with solid the the western leaning.
Embattled president now trying to reestablish some kind of control there He wants them dead two -- -- -- now they all have to know that if anyone has their cell phone.
If anyone has their computer code if anyone knows what kind of car they drive if anyone knows of a -- lawful they eat what -- They hang out that that they ultimately some bright kids someplace that was they have called the prequel what that what -- that's and we know on the 9/11 hijackers that sometimes that -- sort of this.
Did do well now yeah.
Hey maybe that's right -- I'll ask him got him for the -- We had that KT McFarland on about an hour He had a -- lover she is a genius she said this guy's bigger than bin Laden because He actually represents a next generation.
The future is well.
And do a moment ago we had up some of the people He has inspired like the Times Square bomber and the Fort Hood shooter in the underwear bomber and the -- -- -- Brian Michael and have won that but was thwarted the one where they're gonna put bombs on on cargo cargo -- that we're headed to Chicago.
We gonna governors -- -- Abu Dhabi aura.
I'm one of those help -- got -- cut off the head of that hydrant but did that with.
With Petraeus there we know we have that little pictures now I mean with all of that in an app -- inference is one of the things that's right answer is we never knew that war.
This only 45 million and we didn't over -- whether I already looks alike yeah I got a turban on got a Burke got.
Now with all of the F fingerprinting in the other I scanning everything -- we have an image -- growing inventory we have a pretty good idea of where they are.
And at that if anything just to use their DNA remains to check that we killed the right person and effectively I think we're getting much better.
Let me ask you this would you be in the camp of having a rather captured him.
Rather than killed him we talked to -- lieutenant colonel earlier who would have liked to have captured him to trying get more information.
But then I brought up the fact that under this administration it seems that we don't.
Prosecutor asked the same questions that we might have under the Bush Administration so what are we get anything out of him anyway if we captured him.
We sell like one of those Brian enhanced interrogation people now.
Don't -- and then bread and debt tickets.
-- whatever you want to talk the minute I went dead -- out.
You doing here in the dad can't I'm on the depth -- the total that don't kill them.
And then let them pick someone else and let him tremble every time here's the drone engine up in the sky with the the jet engine by -- beginning to you know to get vertical and line them up that's what.
I'm gonna watch this week at 10 o'clock that are right Saturday I'm sorry Sunday night Sunday night 10 -- it's -- Roland thanks for getting -- -- -- --
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