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 […]
War on Terror
Fred Thompson: The War in Afghanistan Has Been Lost
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 […]
Leon Panetta: Angency Briefed Lawmakers Truthfully in 2002
CIA Director Leon Panetta today released a statement defending his agency from charges that it mislead mmeber of Congress: There is a long tradition in Washington of making political hay out of our business. It predates my service with this great institution, and it will be around long after I’m gone. But the political debates […]
Top Pelosi Aide Briefed on Enhanced Interrogations in 2003
The Washington Post on Saturday reported that a top aide to Nancy Pleosi attended a briefing CIA briefing on Enhanced Interrogations, including waterboarding in 2003: A top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a CIA briefing in early 2003 in which it was made clear that waterboarding and other harsh techniques were being used […]
Debra Burlingame: The President isn’t Sincere about ‘Swift and Certain’ Justice for Terrorists.
Debra Burlingame has must read Op Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal: In February I was among a group of USS Cole and 9/11 victims’ families who met with the president at the White House to discuss his policies regarding Guantanamo detainees. Although many of us strongly opposed Barack Obama’s decision to close the detention […]
No Criminal Prosecution for ‘Torture Memo’ Authors?
It appears that the Bush Administration lawyers who authored the so called ‘torture memos’ are going to escape prosecution, the Justice Dept. will instead refer them to State Bar Associations for disciplinary action: The Justice Department said it is nearing completion of an internal probe that is expected to recommend professional sanctions but no criminal […]