Gibbs Confirms Baradar Capture
At today’s White House press briefing:
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation by CIA and Pakistani security forces, “is a big success for our mutual efforts in the region.”
He praised Pakistan for the capture, saying it is a sign of increased cooperation with the U.S. in the terror fight. Gibbs confirmed Baradar is being interrogated but wouldn’t divulge the results.
It must have taken Herculean restraint not to call out Republicans for failing to capture such a senior Taliban official when they were in power.