The third wave emerged after the 2003 capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
A series of subsequent interrogations, including one of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, confirmed the courier's importance.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times in one month.
Then, one of the Joint Terrorism Task Force officers came back and pulled Khalid out.
The Kuwaiti is linked closely to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a key planner of the 9/11 attacks.
And now, Khalid is neither dervish nor philosopher, 120 but a man of business with a capital of twenty-five dollars in his pocket.
After all, might it not be a literary hoax, we thought, and might not this Khalid be a myth.
During that memorable day, Khalid had nine sabres broken in his hand.
Now, of this high phase of education, Khalid was thoroughly immune.
But Khalid could sit there as immobile as the Boss himself, and he did so, billah!