Politico: Obama urged to cite moral obligation to Afghani people, especially women, in West Point speech on war in Afghanistan…

The UN National Human Rights Committee (click image for their page) was quite concerned in April 2008 to note many Afghan girls were still not attending school. I have not heard anything from them on how these girls will survive attempting a single day of school without US troop protection while Obama considered withdrawal of forces. The concern for human rights seem to be quixotic.

FINALLY. Someone begged, borrowed or stole a clue and these people are understanding WHY we are there. We are not there only for AQ, we are there to stop the Taliban from murdering, maiming, raping and brutalizing the women and children of Afghanistan. We made a committment, these girls have braved death to attend school under our watch. We must not abandon them now.

Our previous posts on our missions in Afghanistan and the need for more troops and a FIRM commitment to the people, and the urgent need to protect these women and children, a message someone FINALLY seems to have gotten through the Obama bubble, here.

Politico:

As President Barack Obama prepares to make the case for sending more troops to Afghanistan, some allies are urging him to return to a line of argument little heard since the Bush years: the United States has a moral obligation to protect the Afghan people, particularly women, from the Taliban.

Obama ran on a promise to restore cold-eyed calculations of national interest to American foreign policy, a reaction against President George W. Bush’s tendency to cast a confrontational foreign policy in terms of the freedoms it would achieve for nations that did not have them. And he has governed without the public appeals to human rights that marked American foreign policy ventures from Kosovo to Iraq.

But realism has proved, at times, a hard political sell. Bloodless talk about “engagement” has left the Obama administration without a compelling story to tell or argument to make. And its emphasis on process has only increased the pressure for more tangible results.

In Afghanistan, the White House was reluctant to play up the Taliban’s excesses and the plight of Afghan women while it considered withdrawing from an active role in the country’s governance. But as Obama moves toward sending additional troops – reportedly more than 30,000 more – to the country, supporters of the policy are urging him to stress human rights in an effort to revive support for an increasingly unpopular war….

Yeah, wouldn’t want to stress the brutal conditions women under the Taliban face when we withdraw when he was ready to back out of our committment, but now he feels a bit better about using the moral argument about women’s rights, which are BTW human rights, as HRC said in Beijing over a decade ago.

I have no idea how neoprogs square their ACLU concern for the human rights of Gitmo prisoners with abandoning the women of Afghanistan to the Taliban, but they do, they call it realism and pragmatism. I call it utterly disgusting and amoral, an abandonment of our duty to humanity.

That is the needle they are threading, if he raises the moral obligation we have, he will be hard-pressed to cut and run later when he takes political heat (his handmaidens in the lamestream media would be eager to assist but we loud mouthed bloggers would take note andTeam O hates that). And his own political survival is IMO of paramount importance to him, thus the presence of Emanuel and Axelrasputin at war cabinet meetings.

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November 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics. Comments off.

9/11 families protest conspirator trials in NYC

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9/11 Firefighter Tim Brown just appeared on Fox and Friends with over 100,000 signatures on theBravest.com petition to stop the NYC 9/11 conspirator trials. Tim and 9/11 families and supporters will be protesting outside the event where AG Eric Holder is testifying today and are delivering the petition in person. Please go to theBravest.com to read the petition and sign if you agree with it’s sentiments.

The NY Post has a summary of the post announcement polling and the decision is dividing the country:

…A Marist poll of Big Apple residents found that 45 percent believed that trying Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-conspirators in the city was a good idea, while 41 percent thought it was a bad idea.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll of US residents showed an even narrower gap — 47 percent of the respondents said the 9/11 defendants should be tried in the federal court system, while 48 percent preferred military tribunals.

But a third poll released yesterday by Rasmussen showed that 51 percent of Americans are opposed to trying the terror plotters in the United States. Only 29 percent favor the Obama administration’s decision to try them in the US, that poll found.

November 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 2 comments.

Hillary makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands among Navy personal at the start of the commissioning ceremony for the USS New York which takes place on the Intrepid Museum on November 7, 2009 in New York City. The amphibious transport dock ship is made in part of 7.5 tons of reforged steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. UPI Photo/Monika Graff

Someone in D.C. IS concerned about our troops, her name is Hillary and she has been on record for sending more troops for months now.

Politico:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan Wednesday morning, MSNBC reports. She is visiting U.S. troops there.

In other news a CNN poll showed more Americans feel Hillary is qualified to be POTUS than Biden (no doubt they wanted to bash Hill and Sarah at the same time but were smacked down by the results):

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday: two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s qualified for the Oval Office. That’s more than Vice President Joe Biden, who’s currently next in line for the presidency.

..The CNN survey indicates that 67 percent of people questioned say that Clinton is qualified to serve in the Oval Office, 17 points higher than the 50 percent of Americans who think that Biden’s qualified to take over as president.

…The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted November 13-15, with 1,014 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall sample.

November 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Krauthammer on 9/11 conspirator trials in NYC: 9/11 Director’s Cut

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November 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Rudy reacts to the 9/11 trial of conspirators in the Criminal Court in NY

I heard Gov Pataki come out in the strongest terms against this as well, I am looking for the clip…

November 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Obama to try 9/11 terrorists as civilians in American courts- go to theBravest.com to object

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Update: A moment of levity in a sea of despair courtesy of RedState:

What do Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and uninsured 20 year olds have in common?

In Barack Obama’s America, they both go to jail — but the terrorist has to be convicted first.

HotAir is covering the story

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Go to TheBravest.com to object to this travesty

Recently, Congress voted down a bi-partisan bill that would have ensured that the terrorists who brought death and destruction to our homeland on September 11, 2001 would be tried as war criminals in military courts, not as common criminals tried in civilian courts with full Constitutional protections on American soil.  The Obama administration has not been truthful with the public about the risks associated with bringing these cases in federal court, where critical evidence will be excluded, classified intelligence will be made available to our enemies, foreign counterterrorism partners will be exposed and the “mastermind of 9/11” will be allowed to mock his victims just blocks from where they died.

theBravest.com has partnered with 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong and America and Keep America Safe to bring attention to this travesty. We are recruiting the families & friends of the FDNY to combat this ill-conceived policy of the current administration.

This week letters were sent to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates questioning the wisdom of bringing these terrorists onto US soil to try them in civilian courts for their grievous crimes against this great country, including the murder of 343 New York City firefighters.

93 of them were my friends.

They were all my brothers.

I cannot stand by and let this happen without a fight.

Please read the letter and CLICK HERE if you would like to add your signature.

Thank-you,

Tim Brown

FDNY-Retired, 9/11 Survivor

neverforget@theBravest.com

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November 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Terrorism. 5 comments.

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