7/26 1:15 PM In regards to being "soft" in 2010..."you can't send a duck to eagle school".
Texas had soft people (not hard people playing soft)in leadership positions, they were willing to get by with less than maximum effort and/or were willing to let others get by with less than maximum effort. Some of that was taken care of by graduation/loss of eligibility.
"10 years is a long time to be looking for someone. Think of all the folks who died, all the folks who spent time away from their families, etc.
Honestly, after our troops didn't find him within one year of 9/11/2001, I sort of gave up hope that we'd ever find him alive . . ."
1). Ten years isn't a long time considering the circumstances, and
2). Killing him, while a PR boost, was irrelevent in relation to how many people have died during that 10 year period. Prior to 9/11 Bin Laden's organization had trained and dispersed over 20,000 jihadists around the world. Killing the guy in 2001 wouldn't have made any difference at all in the events that followed.