Reports of Mullah Omar capture abound while Team Obama rushes to apologize for Hillary taking a firm stance on protecting America, (even from our erstwhile ally Pakistan)
God Bless Hillary. The only person I see in this entire Administration with the heart, guts and fortitude for a long fight. And if Mullah Omar was captured and Hillary wasn’t told that is just unacceptable and she needs to walk. Free Hillary!
Reports of Taliban supreme Mullah Omar being captured in Pakistan raged through Washington on Tuesday, a day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused some Pakistani officials of sheltering Osama bin Laden and the Taliban leadership.
…”At the end of March, US Military Intelligence was informed by US operatives working in the Af/Pak theater on behalf of the D.O.D. that Omar had been detained by Pakistani authorities… analyst, Brad Thor, said.
”When this explosive information was quietly confirmed to United States Intelligence ten days ago by Pakistani authorities, it appeared to take the Defense Department by surprise. No one, though, is going to be more surprised than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It seems even with confirmation from the Pakistanis themselves, she was never brought up to speed,” he added, referring to Clinton’s remark on CBS 60 minutes on Sunday that some officials in Pakistan were sheltering Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar.
Now get this:
...But the administration maintained a stony silence on the report — which suggested Clinton was out of the military-intelligence loop –– unlike in the case of Taliban No.2 Mullah Baradar, whose capture was first leaked in Washington.
Then Team Obama rushes to strip Hillary’s very powerful statements of all effectiveness just in case any country worried for a second about betraying us:
Meanwhile, various Obama administration officials went into a damage control overdrive on Monday to mollify Pakistan after Clinton warned Islamabad of ”severe consequences” if any future terrorist attack was traced to Pakistan in the 60 Minutes interview.
Officials went so far as to deny that Clinton had even used the expression much less made a threat, but when faced with the 60 minutes clip posted on the CBS website, questioned the context in which she made the comment.
But Clinton clearly singled out Pakistan, and her remarks were unmistakably in the context of the Times Square bombing attempt. ”Heaven forbid that at attack like this that we can trace back to Pakistan were to have been successful, there would be very severe consequences,” Clinton said.
Now what the hell is wrong with what she said? absolutely nothing that;s what. Yeah if we can trace it back to them the shxt WILL hit the fan, it BETTER hit the fan.
And since Hillary speaks extemporaneously *SANS TELEPROMPTER* she will have to, you know, *ANSWER QUESTIONS*, Something Obama is not familiar with.
The Obama administration’s Af-Pak pointman Richard Holbrooke too took a pacifying role on the episode amid an outpouring of anger in Pakistan over Clinton’s remark. Because the interview was not shown in its entirety, the quotes appeared to be different from what the Secretary of State actually meant, he suggested.
The US military, whose day-to-day operations in Afghanistan depend heavily on Pakistan, also went into overdrive to pacify the Pakistani military after Clinton’s blistering attack.
Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is said to have phoned Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, chief of the Pakistani army, to reassure him that the U.S was not trying to pressure him as a result of the Times Square case.
Yeah wouldn’t want to ‘pressure’ the Pakistanis to hand over OBL or MO. WTF?!
Hillary is responding to the very sensible concerns of our Armed Services Cmte that the financial aid to Pakistan and the cooperation of our ally on intelligence, as well as the lack of powerful central governance there leave us vulnerable.
But as soon as she tries to telegraph our firm positions on this, Obama castrates her. Yeah, castrates applies since she is the only one with bxlls on this team.
And if Hillary was not TOLD they Pakistani intelligence had indeed turned MO over for questioning etc., how the hell was she supposed to know they were working with us on the down-low?
Hillary needs to tell Obama if she is kept out of the loop she is ineffective at her job and it negatively impacts our foreign policy and possibly the safety of our troops and as such since he clearly has no confidence in her, she must step down.
They are probably doing something like trying to deal with the Taliban which Hillary is opposed to, see her interview here in October when she said if we withdraw from Afghanistan and allow the Taliban to come back they will bring AQ back in immediately.
This was of course against the backdrop of Obama dithering and refusing ALL options presented to him on AfPak at that time.He just kept having more meetings. Soooo faculty lounge. But of course it is a travesty when it involves our troops and peoples lives.
Hillary was out front with her view, as was Gates. Obama voted present and every time Hillary is firm he eviscerates her.
.See her speech at the Berlin Wall ceremony on the how the world must confront those who wish to maim and kill girls for wanting to go to school.
Obama undercut Hillary in this manner in November when they walked back her words of support for Israel. See her interviews on Pakistani tv here also.
This followed her trip to Pakistan in October when she was similarly strong in her stance on our position amid a country wracked by violence as bombs rocked Peshawar
You don’t cut a deal with extremists, that is the whole point of being an extremist, the whole ‘utter lack of compromise’ part seems to escape them.
This is the 28 seconds that made all the boys wet their pants and apologize: