Sunday, July 13, 2008
Picture Of The Week, July 30, 2006
SOMEWHERE IN THE PERSIAN GULF--The details of a recently declassified military program were released today as the Navy announced it's "Al Qaeda Catch and Release Program." The first participant of the program was a senior Taliban/Al Qaeda fighter who the Navy captured in 2003 and questioned extensively for 6 months aboard an unnamed aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
After determining he held no futher valuable information, he was released. As a humanitarian gesture, senior naval officials gave the Al Qaeda fighter, who was also a high ranking Taliban Army officer, 50 dollars in American cash and a 1962 Ford Fairlane. The above photo of the departure ceremony shows the crew of the unnamed carrier bidding their unsightly guest a fond farewell.
(Originally posted on 7-30-06 on Yahoo 360)