The Victim Ethic and waterboarding…
It seems odd to me that the Obama administration, or any administration, would balk at using a non-lethal method of getting information from suspected terrorists. Yet, for some odd reason, that is what is happening. We know, based on reporting, that waterboarding worked to get information on a large scale terrorist attack on Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Bridge. Yet the left is willing to | Read More »
There Never Were Any ‘180 Waterboardings’
Once again, we see the truth take a back seat to the best spin by Democrats. NRO’s The Corner blog has an exclusive report on the supposed “180 waterboardings” that the US government conducted on terror suspects and it appears that the truth is a bit different than the spin. You see, it seems that there weren’t “180 waterboardings” but were instead 180 “pours.” In | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Tries to Have It Both Ways
According to Glenn Thrush at the Politico: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back on GOP charges that she knew about waterboarding for years and did nothing. Pelosi says she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using waterboarding — but that they never followed through on promises to inform her when they actually began using “enhanced” interrogation techniques So she | Read More »
Pentagon to set up Cyber Security Command! Government realizes that China really doesn’t care if we know that they’re hacking secrets.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Pentagon to set up Cyber Security Command! Government realizes that China really doesn’t care if we know that they’re hacking secrets. The headline really should read the Pentagon discovers the internet. Only in Washington D.C. could something like this take so long to roll out. The internet became mainstream over ten years ago. The Chinese have been busy hacking everything possible since that time. | Read More »
LATimes: Obama’s New Muslim Appointment is Hope… for Egyptians?
I will begin this right at the top by saying that I don’t care a whit if the appointment of any American official brings hope to Egyptians. After all, an American official should be concerned with America’s interests not Egypt’s. Not that I am saying that American officials or appointments should necessarily have as a chief criteria for appointment an interest in the denigration of | Read More »
Why I imagine the Left now will oppose leaked intelligence–and re-think torture show trials
Promoted from Diaries – Moe Lane. This is priceless: WASHINGTON – President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists. “High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of | Read More »
Peter King (R-NY) Attacked by CAIR
Long Island’s Peter King is being criticized by liberals in New York for his response to DHS’s recent report on right-wing extremism. His critics want him to offer an apology for remarks viewed as insensitive or even racist: In response to a Department of Homeland Security report about domestic right-wing extremism, King (R-Seaford) told MSNBC Friday that the department “has never put out a report | Read More »
How to Spot a Terrorist Threat: A Liberal Primer
Napolitano and Obama demonstrating how to turn your neighbor in to Homeland Security. “We believe in total anonymity. Just point to your pro-life neighbor or the retired veteran in the grocery store and we’ll take care of the rest.” For anyone who might be a little fuzzy on Janet Napolitano’s inter-office memo about the dangers of living next door to a military veteran, a pro-lifer, | Read More »
7 Senate Republicans Reply to DHS ‘Rightwing Extremists’ Scaremongering
Seven Republican Senators have this week signed a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asking for the proof upon which the Department of Homeland Security based its outrageously accusatory report on so-called rightwing extremism in the Untied States. The seven scold the DHS and the Obama administration for its over-broad generalizations that seem to assume that nearly half the electorate is prone to becoming | Read More »
Obama’s Intel Services More Worried About Right-Wing Terror Than Islamists?
Earlier Moe Lane also covered this, but here is my pile on… On the heels of the odious report by the State of Missouri, recently retracted, focusing on so-called “right-wing terrorism” and implying that every right of center group in American politics is an inch away from being terrorists, now we have a federal agency report doing the same thing. The Department of Homeland Security | Read More »
Using Foreign Aid to Fight Terror in Pakistan
When a country asks for help in developing its economy and fighting terror, what should donor nations do? Should they attach endless and intrusive requirements that not only make it difficult for the aid to have the intended impact, but also impinge on the sovereignity of the receiving nation? This was the question discussed by Ambassador Hussain Haqqani at a recent gathering of American and | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Mission: “I, Too, Destroy America” (Updated With New Quotes)
From the Bible, Luke 6:49: “But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” President Barack Obama continues to confirm all things radical about himself with each passing day. Yet, he also | Read More »
Nawaz Sharif – The Jihadist’s and General’s man in Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif – The Jihadist’s and General’s man in Pakistan Nawaz Sharif who is currently vying for power in Pakistan against President Zardari, has had a long history of siding with extremists and terrorists in his lust of power. This tendency, which started early in his national career in Pakistan, continued through his first tenure as national leader, and may continue today. As a protege | Read More »
Do You Get It Now, Mr. President?
As the Obama Administration cuts defense spending, a Syrian Man with press credentials was apparently stopped before he could get close enough to stab the President. This as Mr. Obama declares to Turkey, “We are not at war with Islam.” The President is right. We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with Islamic Extremism. We are at war with those who | Read More »
Obama E. Newman’s, “What Me Worry,” Appraoch To Foreign Affairs
As a young teenager I was an avid reader of , “Mad Magazine.” I always got a kick out of the ,”Spy vs Spy,” capers and the parody’s of movies. Alfred E. Newman’s face on the cover with his almost iconic slogan, “what me worry,” was always the quick notice that made Mad stand out on the news stand when I would head to the | Read More »