Monday, January 11, 2010

McChrystal: I Think Afghanistan Leaders Of The Insurgency Like Osama bin Laden Need To Be Brought To Justice

General Stanley McChrystal, 55, is the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

SPIEGEL Interview with General Stanley McChrystal

'Killing the Enemy Is Not The Best Route to Success'

SPIEGEL: What was the key to locating al-Zarqawi and Saddam Hussein at that time? And what can we learn from that regarding Osama bin Laden who, after eight years, has still not been caught?

McChrystal: Operations like that are very similar to police work. It is intelligence, it is very, very good analysis and at the end of the day it is persistence, it is staying with it. Someone like Osama bin Laden clearly feels that if he surfaces he is likely to be arrested or killed. So just the hunting has a certain good effect. As you remember, we found Saddam Hussein in a hole in the ground. He was not leading a resistance from that hole.

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