Edward Luttwak, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has a must read op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal… In short Mr. Luttwak lays way waste to the fallacy of body scanners in airport security screening: All males have a body cavity. Females have two body cavities. In prisons, these body […]
War on Terror
Security of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is backtracking on remarks she made over the weekend regarding the attempted bombing of Northwest Airline flight 253: Napolitano, appearing Monday on NBC’s “Today Show,” explained comments she made Sunday regarding an incident in which a Nigerian man allegedly ignited an incendiary device aboard a U.S. jetliner on Christmas […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now: Janet Napolitano is an idiot who is completely unqualified for the position she holds. If anyone doubts the accuracy of that statement, her appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” today should remove any doubt: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of […]
From the Wall Street Journal: A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried Friday to detonate an explosive device strapped to his leg and later told investigators he had affiliations with al Qaeda and was trying to blow up the plane, according to a senior U.S. official. “We believe this was an attempted act […]
First off let me preface this by saying I didn’t watch President Obama’s speech last night, instead I read the transcript this morning. The first thing about his speech that struck me is no where in it did he mention victory… A fact noted by LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm: President Obama spoke 4,582 words […]
Oh boy, I wish Fred hadn’t gone here but the said truth is someone had to say it out loud… From the Politico: Former Sen. Fred Thompson today intensified his party’s criticism of President Obama’s long deliberation over policy in Afghanistan, announcing that Obama’s delay signals that “the war has been lost” and that nothing […]
I’m going to be tied up with family all weekend but here’s a collection of must read links: CBO: Budget deficit hit record $1.4T in 2009 – Associated Press Proposals to create jobs add up to second stimulus – Associated Press A Nobel for Obama – New York Sun Barack Obama’s peace prize starts a […]
Michael Yon has spent more time in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other journalist. His dispatches from the front lines are required reading for anyone who wants to know what’s happening at the pointy end of the war on terror so when he say we’re in serious trouble you should pay attention: The Greatest Afghanistan […]
Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency sent a letter to Pres. Obama on Friday asking him to reverse Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to re-open a criminal investigation of CIA interrogations that took place following the attacks of September 11: Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday urged President Obama […]
Not a lot of details yet but the Associated Press is reporting that law enforcement agents have conducted raids related to a terrorism investigation in New York City: Law enforcement agents raided residences in New York City on Monday as part of a terrorism investigation, and began briefing Congress about the probe. New York Police […]
It’s it hard to believe that it was eight years ago today that the world stopped turning… Every moment of that day is burned indelibly into my memory, every site, every sound, every smell, it’s all so fresh… It still seems like it was just yesterday. Where were you when the world stopped turning?
Remember that whole Nancy Pelosi, the CIA lied to Congress brouhaha? Turns out Leon Panetta’s an idiot… Joseph Finder at the Daily Beast has the details: CIA Director Leon Panetta’s emergency testimony to Congress about an illegal assassination program has set off a crisis at the spy agency. The Daily Beast’s Joseph Finder exclusively reports […]
From the Wall Street Journal: As political spectacles go, one would be hard pressed to find anything as ridiculous as the Washington Romper Room now starring Congressional Democrats and the CIA. If only the consequences weren’t potentially so damaging for national security. The latest episode comes courtesy of Silvestre Reyes, Chairman of the House Select […]
Gene Poteat, president of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, offers the following statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the CIA lied to her in their briefings: Those CIA officers chosen to brief the Congress, and especially the intelligence committees, are very senior, experienced officers, who well know the reputation and future of […]
I found this clip over at Johnny Dollar’s place… It’s mainly about Nancy Pelosi but listen to Congressman John Larson’s (D-CT) remarks at the beginning of the clip: Am I crazy or did he just call the CIA liars? H/T: Hot Air.