December 11th, 2012
09:29 PM ET

Osama bin Laden movie puts CIA analyst in spotlight

Controversy surrounds a CIA analyst that was crucial to the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on how some are calling her head strong and combative.

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  1. Alpha Tango

    Enhanced interogation garnered the intel needed to locate the target. Your posts thinking you know anything about what we do or how we do it make me laugh. If you have never worked an op you don't know what you are talking about. Taken alive, torture, oh they should have done this. The more you try to sound smart about a subject you clearly know little about, the more you sound like nieve children. Gitmo is still open even though POTUS campaigned on shutting it down in his first year. Enhanced interogation has always worked. Even the politicians know to let the professionals decide how to obtain intel from a subject and it was used to hit the target; probability zero, mission accomplished.

    December 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • Romeo Sierra

      The word is naive, I believe. My experience as a CI agent with the 173d who observed countless hostile interrogations is that you are incorrect as to the efficacy of the method. They tell you what they think you want to hear so you will stop. The percentage of actionable intelligence produced by these methods statistically insignificant. How many more enemies you create is problematic. Did somebody spike your bladder?

      December 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  2. paranoid pathetic paki

    poor pakis....as if they were not humiliated enough..now a movie showing the pathetic tale of their hero being fed to fishes,,,,hahhhhaha

    December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  3. saveyourfeet

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    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  4. Greg

    Hollywood has now gone to extremes, making a movie to glorify the brutal murder of one man. While this action was politically correct, it was wrong since they couls have just as easily taken this man alive. Unfortunately, the American public will eat it up! On the other hand, the C.I.A. broad who planned this dastardly action will be in the spotlight.

    December 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • Marine5484

      Gee Greg, you took the words right out of my mouth! Thank you. How true that is!

      December 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  5. American Pride

    Oooooohhhh look..........a FIRE-CROTCH!

    December 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply
  6. Miss Demeanor

    Ummm, so Bin Laden's wives are in on the same conspiracy? I don't think that would ever happen...

    December 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
  7. massoud

    I have no doubt bin laden is dead, however I think it is fair to question whether or not bin laden had been dead for years prior to the raid in Pakistan. The video shown of "bin laden" in his house in Pakistan watching tv does not look like earlier bin laden photos to me it looks like a stand in or body double. Former prime minister of Pakistan Bhenazir Bhuto in a interview with the BBC's David Frost prior to her assassination tells Frost in the interview that bin laden was dead and that omar sheik killed bin laden the video is currently on you tube and the interview took place about 5 years ago. The government lied to the US citizens twice prior to the alleged death of bin laden in Pakistan, less we forget: Jessica Lynch Story and more importantly the Pat Tillman coverup. Do not think for a moment that the Government will tell a lie if they think it is good for morale of the citizenry. The alleged bin laden death the govt. showed no visual proof of his death as they proclaimed they had to instantly bury him out to sea (remembe)r. The Govt. did prove actual footage of Sadam Husseins hanging though, that I do not question.Remember the tragic and real deaths of the Seal team members, why in the world would the military fly them over a low lying ridge in Afghanistan in a Chinook transport helicopter where the Taliban had such an easy shot at a slow moving large target.Think about Why Would they fly the best of the best highly trained sophisticated brave special ops forces in one Large Slow Chinook Helicopter where they could all be so easily killed? Maybe because dead men tell no tales.

    December 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • johnny

      i could definitely see the government creating lies to benefit their image and make us believe that they have succeeded in their hunt against terrorism. This war that we seem to have been participating in for many years now was to protect our freedoms when in reality it was to secure oil in their country. The government is known to cover facts, disguise information, and obscure their actions in order to make it seem they are doing everything for our best interest.

      December 12, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
      • Tom in Santa Fe

        Oil in Afghanistan? If THAT were true then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale...
        If the Afghanis had their own oil then they would not be in the economic state that they're in, nor would the Taliban come to power since the Soviets would not have invaded since the oil-hungry U.S. would have stopped them militarily, not just banned the Olympic team from participating in Moscow.
        Come back to reality dude.

        December 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • paranoid pathetic paki

      hahhahaaaa...ask ur isi..they confirmed osama's death at hands of six guys in ur backyard....ask the osama wives that were ther.....but then u beleive in 72 virgins theory....so its not possible to talk sense to pakibugs like u....

      December 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
      • massoud

        drop the crack pipe

        December 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • massoud

        Hey Troll you are talking nonsense in ur reply all I am trying to convey is that bin laden is dead and I believe he died prior to the raid on "bin ladens" compound in Pakistan. I do not like bin laden or what he stood for. So stop talking nonsense in ur reply to my comment

        December 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm |

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