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You Knew This Was Coming. Didn’t You?

CNSNews.com – Charges Against Gitmo Terror Suspect Should Be Thrown Out, Lawyer Argues New York (AP) – A lawyer asked a judge Monday to toss out charges against the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be brought to civilian courts, saying he was tortured for 14 hours over five days and denied trial for nearly five [...]

“Clueless” Describes Our Entire Intelligence Apparatus.

RealClearPolitics – Video – Napolitano Most Surprised By “Determination Of al-Qaeda” Question: What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you found out of the review? And, Secretary, to you, as well.SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of [...]

Looks Like The Kind Of Relationship That Politicians and Lobbyists Have

Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret Raids by the C.I.A. – NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide participated in some of the C.I.A.’s most sensitive activities — clandestine raids with agency officers against people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and the transporting of detainees, according to former company employees and [...]

So Much For The JFK Comparisons

John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. Full President Obama speech text on Afghanistan As President, I [...]

2009 Corruption Perceptions Index: Who’s Corrupt, and Who’s Not So Corrupt

CPI 2009 Table/2009/cpi/surveys_indices/policy_research According to the Index, New Zealand and Denmark and numbers 1 and 2 as the least corrupt. followed closely by Singapore and Sweden tied for number 3. The United States comes in at number 19. We would probably do better except for Congress. But Puerto Rico is counted separately, coming in at [...]

Why I Don’t Bother To Watch ABC News.

I usually limit my TV news intake to local news stations. They cover the news I care about and can usually be trusted to be reasonably accurate. Just as long a the news doesn’t concern Public Employees, Union, Illegal Immigrants or other subjects where reporting is circumscribed  by Political Correctness. Today I was on the [...]

Has John Kerry Ever Supported Winning A War?

CNSNews.com – Kerry Says Gen. McChrystal’s Plan for Afghanistan ‘Goes Too Far, Too Fast’ Washington (AP) – A war plan that asks President Barack Obama to commit tens of thousands of additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan is too ambitious, a top Senate Democrat said Monday. Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [...]

This Is Something That Didn’t Need To Be On The Front Page.

Secrecy and denial as Pakistan lets CIA use airbase to strike militants – Times Online The CIA is secretly using an airbase in southern Pakistan to launch the Predator drones that observe and attack al-Qaeda and Taleban militants on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan, a Times investigation has found.The Pakistani and US [...]

I Guess That Didn’t Work Out.

Last week I wondered if the Obama admininstration realized what a gift Bush had given them by getting the supply line through Kyrgyzstan reactivated. Russia cuts a supply line to Afghanistan Looks like it didn’t last too long. Putin probably wanted to give the new President a taste of the way he does diplomacy.

I Wonder If People Realize What A Huge Favor Bush Did For Obama?

US reaches deal on Afghan supply routes to troops ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Russia and neighboring Central Asian nations have agreed to let supplies pass through their territory to American soldiers in Afghanistan, lessening Washington’s dependence on dangerous routes through Pakistan, a top U.S. commander said Tuesday. The problem of insuring safe supply routes to Afghanistan [...]