Reporter Lara Logan: Administration Lying About Taming the Taliban

October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm (Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Apologists, CBS, Chris Stevens, Lara Logan, Libya, Obama Administration, Taliban, Terrorists, War on Terror)

CBS reporter Lara Logan stepped out of the role of journalist, and into the role of American citizen screaming about her government’s lies regarding the enemy her country faces – the Taliban.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent. 

The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban. 

“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”

Logan then goes on to rip what she calls “Taliban apologists” in Washington who have tried to falsely portray the enemy as ‘kinder’ and ‘gentler’.

“It’s such nonsense,” she added.

Logan believes the false narrative is an attempt by the administration to get America out of the longest war, but that it only provides a false sense that the perils of the enemy are in the past.

It’s a rather frightening account from somebody in the know.

Logan concludes, “Our enemies are writing the story, and there’s no happy ending for us.”

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Defense Bill Amendment Grants Full Legal Rights … To Terrorists

May 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm (Adam Smith, Court, David Rivkin, Defense Bill Amendment, Justin Amash, Legal System, Michigan, Terrorists, War on Terror, Washington)

This is the stuff of parallel universes…

Washington Free Beacon:

Former government attorneys and defense experts fear that foreign terrorists could capitalize on a new House proposal that would afford them full protection under the U.S. legal system, potentially spurring a domestic influx of would-be terrorists who may seek to exploit the legal loophole.

The amendment, spearheaded by Reps. Justin Amash (R., Mich.) and Adam Smith (D., Wash), would implement an unprecedented reversal in longstanding U.S. policy by requiring that terrorists be prosecuted in civilian courts—a shift that would also allow them to be housed among general inmates in American prisons.

The amendment would prevent the president from effectively fighting the war on terror, thereby posing a serious threat to the country’s national security, experts warn.

“In order to be able to successfully fight and win this war, we need to support the notion that this is a real war,” said David Rivkin, who provided legal counsel in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. “Anything that delegitimizes the laws of war is a horrible thing symbolically in terms of undermining a fragile consensus.”

Smith and Amash, Rivkin said, are unraveling a delicate legal balance that permits the president to effectively “fight and win” the war on terror.

Winning the war on terror is clearly not a priority any longer.  Keeping things PC with our enemies is job number one.

Our representatives in government are severely undermining their own country, and the men and women who fight on Obama’s behalf.

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