In this era of photoshop and political spin, it is hard to know what to believe anymore.
I find this nearly impossible to believe:
However, Gary Berntsen, the CIA operative who led the pursuit of bin Laden at Tora Bora, said in 2005 that his request for up to 800 U.S. troops to cut off the al Qaeda leader's escape route was denied.
I find it nearly impossible to believe someone had a bead on Bin Laden, asked for more troops, and was denied. How is that even possible? It denies all common sense. How stupid would the Bush Administration be?