Bin Laden is dead

Update: HotAir has all the details.

God Bless America. God Bless the troops who carried out the mission. God Bless the loved ones of those lost on 9/11 and in the battles since that day.

WSJ:

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead, President Obama said. The U.S. has his body in its possession, U.S. officials said late Sunday….

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May 1, 2011. Tags: , , . Armed Forces, Pentagon, Terrorism. 2 comments.

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)

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May 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. 1 comment.

UK Election results…

Uh oh-‘Britain wakes up to hung parliament’, Gordon Brown is trying to cut a deal with Clegg and keep his seat PM job, unreal, and Stirling is dropping on the news.

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May 6, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 3 comments.

Update: El Rushbo on the economy, AfPak & more…

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Part 3 after the break:
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November 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Talk Radio, Taxes, Terrorism, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Hillary on Afghanistan: “if we simply leave and allow the Taliban to return, al-Qaeda “would come right back, and we’d be worse off in Pakistan.” & Sens. Kyl & Levin on Afghanistan strategy & FOX Panel Plus…

First some much needed humor:

Mashup by FleetwoodFactor

In this Parade piece on 24 hours with Hillary, an important insight into her position on our role in Afghanistan and the dangers posed by the Taliban:

(…)We sit at a table away from the crowd. Clinton has a hard edge to her foreign-policy views and generally positions herself to the right of her colleagues in national security. Yet she staunchly defends President Obama and his prerogatives. While she’s “not satisfied that we’re executing as we should” in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere, she nonetheless argues for continuing “present directions” in most areas.

When I question whether the U.S. really has vital interests in Afghanistan, she shoots back that if we simply leave and allow the Taliban to return, al-Qaeda “would come right back, and we’d be worse off in Pakistan. She continues: “Despite how hard Afghanistan is, we have to make progress. And what we do and what happens in Afghanistan will affect Pakistan…

As we have noted here before, the British press has reported that Hillary and Gates while keeping their positions close to the vest, want increased troop levels in Afghanistan, it is essential. The mumbling of Juan Williams on the FOX Panel Plus (clip below) wondering why we should stay in Afghanistan is just ridiculous.

When Dana Perrino, former GWB press secretary points out the important progress we have made in security that allows women to participate in the Afghan society and educate themselves (which will lead to their economic freedom and an amazing economic renaissance for Afghanistan, we see this all over the world when women are able to educate themselves and enter the economy-and Hillary Clinton is very focused on this as well) Juan Williams actually says ‘it is nice for women to rule the world but that’s no reason to be in Afghanistan” He thinks this is funny. Incredible.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HUMAN RIGHTS?

MEMO TO ‘NEOPROGRESSIVES’ AND JOURNOLISTS: WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS (Sen Feinstein gets it)

THE TALIBAN ARE OUR ENEMY AND PROVIDE AID AND SUSTENANCE TO AL QAEIDA

Continues after the break:

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October 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Cabinet, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. 2 comments.

Sen Feinstein supports McChrystal’s recommendations and the women and children of Afghanistan…

Finally someone mentions the women and children of Afghanistan in this discussion of the mythical Taliban ‘moderates’. Feinstein wants to find Pashtoun Tribal Warlords who will work with us and she wants to support General McChrystal’s recommendations. That gives us the full Brass- Petraeus, Mullen, McChrystal, plus Hillary, Gates, and now Sen Feinstein of her powerful intelligence cmte, all on one page. Good. Support the troops, Support the Afghani people we promised to protect.

Courtesy of speakmymind02

October 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Cabinet, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. 1 comment.

UK Politics: David Cameron speech for Tory Party/ PM elections

Highlights from ITN:

More clips after the break:

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October 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Update: USAToday poll shows Americans support reinforcing the troops; Memo to Obama: The Taliban ARE our enemy. The Taliban are terrorists. The Taliban are enemies of the Afghani people.

Update, Ace HQ:

From Goldfarb’s Tweet: A USA Today poll says Joe Biden’s brilliant strategy of leaving our troops to twist without reinforcement or plan of victory commands 7% support.

Pull out? 38%.

Give them the reinforcements and resources they need? 48%….

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HotAir:

(…)Obama’s developing strategy on the Taliban will “not tolerate their return to power,” the senior official said in an interview with The Associated Press. But the U.S. would fight only to keep the Taliban from retaking control of Afghanistan’s central government — something it is now far from being capable of — and from giving renewed sanctuary in Afghanistan to al-Qaida, the official said…

Bowing to the reality that the Taliban is too ingrained in Afghanistan’s culture to be entirely defeated, the administration is prepared, as it has been for some time, to accept some Taliban role in parts of Afghanistan, the official said. That could mean paving the way for Taliban members willing to renounce violence to participate in a central government — though there has been little receptiveness to this among the Taliban. It might even mean ceding some regions of the country to the Taliban

Obama kept returning to one question for his advisers: Who is our adversary, the official said.

In other words, rather than eat crap by forthrightly admitting he’s prepared to abandon huge swaths of the country to Islamist fascists rather than invest another 40,000 troops, he’s going to create an artificial distinction between the Taliban and Al Qaeda to let him save face by claiming he’s focused on “the real enemy.”

What happened in Basra when American troops withdrew? What happened to the women we promised to protect?

AceHQ:

(…)This is dangerous and cynical. They don’t want to be seen as bugging out, so they’re going to leave our troops in the meat-grinder without any actual intention to resource and reinforce them and give them a chance at actually accomplishing anything besides defending the Democratic Party’s interests.

Disgusting…

October 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Terrorism. 2 comments.

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