Ex-CIA vet: America not serious about stopping terrorism

02/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 26 years.

From 1996 to 1999, he served as the chief of the unit tracking Osama bin Laden. He then worked as special adviser to the chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.

Scheuer’s new book, Marching Toward Hell: American and Islam After Iraq, essentially says that America’s leaders, Republican and Democratic alike, aren’t serious in trying to quell terrorism aimed at Americans.

WMNF spoke with Michael Scheuer recently. We began by asking if the U.S. were to find and either apprehend or kill Osama Bin Ladin today, what effect would that have on Al-Queda and its copy cats?

We’ll hear more Scheuer from later in the week.

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