Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Bin Laden's Narrow Escape

A government document is the first evidence that Osama bin Laden was at the battle of Tora Bora in Afghanistan -- and eluded capture by US and allied forces.

President Bush and Vice President Cheney repeatedly said through the 2004 election campaign they didn't know if bin Laden had been at Tora Bora. But the Associated Press obtained a document through the Freedom of Information Act that US commanders knew he was.

The "summary of evidence" document shows the US captured a top commander of bin Laden's in shortly after the battle. The detainee helped bin Laden escape from Tora Bora. He's is now locked up with other detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (USAToday)

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