Marc Ambinder writes that 22 people were killed or captured in the raid on Bin Laden’s compound. And that the SEAL team had practiced at a model of the compound replicated at Bagram Air Base for more than a month. The latter fact reinforces that Bin Laden’s fatal error was becoming a stationary target. Reading all the preparation and layers the operation required shows that had he kept on the move, we could never have pulled something like this off.
Fortresses of solitude–he had no phone or Internet either–work only in the comic books.