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Poll – When Will RAID ON ABBOTTABAD Be Released?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:27pm 5/6/2011 at 8:27pm

The major Hollywood motion picture:

RAID ON ABBOTTABAD – How Barack Obama and a Team of Navy SEALS Changed the Course of History

The cast will include (other suggestions are welcome):

DENZEL WASHINGTON as The President
JAMES CAAN as The Veep
GLENN CLOSE as Hillary
ED HARRIS as Robert Gates

There may be made for TV movies before this, but this will be the...

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Collateral Damage To Anti-Bush Mythology About The Hunt For Bin Laden

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 6, 2011 at 12:15pm 5/6/2011 at 12:15pm

The relentless banter by the mainstream media and others (including by some in the comments here) is that Bush let bin Laden get away at Tora Bora and gave up the search.

As the facts come out in the wake of bin Laden’s death, bits and pieces are coming out that...

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Get A Handle On It

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:35am 5/4/2011 at 10:35am

Euphoria Sunday night has turned into a complete muddle of embarrassingly conflicting accounts.

As for the release of photos and other proof, did they not think that through beforehand?

I suggest the adminsitration get a handle on it, now, because it’s getting away.

Is anyone in charge?

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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 7:00am 5/3/2011 at 7:00am

Hearing the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought forward many emotions and memories.

One of those memories for me was the story of Johnny “Mike” Spann, from Winfield, Alabama, the first American killed in the Afghanistan war, on November 25, 2001.

Spann was a CIA operative, one of a small number of...

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Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, Remembered

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:00am 4/4/2011 at 7:00am

I’m sorry that I forgot to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Marine Corporal Jonathan Daniel Porto, who was killed in Afghanistan on March 14, 2010, leaving behind his wife and infant daughter. 

The original blog post by Cpl. Porto’s wife, Rachel, announcing his death was extraordinarily moving, I Will...

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Iran Has Been At War With Us For Years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:18pm 10/23/2010 at 2:18pm

There are many take-aways from the Wikileaks documents dump. 

The left is focused on the failure of the U.S. to stop Iraqi-on-Iraqi brutality and torture. 

But there is a theme in the documents which has enormous implications not so much for the past, but for the future.  Iran has been killing American...

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Mosque Attacked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 8, 2010 at 3:21pm 10/8/2010 at 3:21pm

Again, not here.  In Afghanistan.  By the Taliban.

As reported by Bill Roggio:

The Taliban have murdered the head of Kunduz province, along with 14 other people, in a bombing today at a mosque in the neighboring province of Tahkar. The governor had been outspoken in his opposition to the Taliban and allied...

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Frank Rich: You People Will Cause The Already Failed Afghan Surge To Fail

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 4:36pm 8/22/2010 at 4:36pm

I haven’t posted about Count Frankula in a while.  Frank Rich’s latest column, How Fox Betrayed Petraeus, is stuffed full of Rich’s usual “people who don’t agree with me are crazy and dangerous” filling.

Frank’s point apparently is that opposition to the Cordoba mosque and Islamic center being built in the planned...

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People Will Die for WikiLeak’s Nobel Prize

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:55am 7/28/2010 at 9:55am

Glenn Greenwald:

“Anyone who believes that the Government abuses its secrecy powers in order to keep the citizenry in the dark and manipulate public opinion — and who, at this point, doesn’t believe that? — should be squ...
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WikiLeaks And Journolists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 10:46pm 7/25/2010 at 10:46pm

Question:

How many of the Journolists who object to the release of their e-mails regarding the 2008 presidential campaign will spend the next several days gloating over the publication by WikiLeaks of over 90,000 classified military documents regarding the war in Afghanistan?

An inconvenient truth?

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Harry Reid Curiously Quiet About Michael Steele

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 5, 2010 at 9:30am 7/5/2010 at 9:30am

The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement regarding Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s comments that Afghanistan was a war of Obama’s “choosing” and that history shows that land wars cannot be won in Afghanistan (emphasis mine):

Here goes Michael Steele setting policy for the GOP again. The likes of John...

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Media Can Thank Rolling Stone For Pentagon Clamp Down

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 8:49am 7/4/2010 at 8:49am

After the Rolling Stone article which brought down Gen. Stanley McChrystal, various forms of media were patting themselves on the back at the genius of the Rolling Stone reporter.

But it was a mistake.

The Rolling Stone article was not reporting, it was the worst of the modern scandal media, stoking trouble for...

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Was The Rolling Stone Article The Excuse, Not The Reason?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 6:30pm 6/27/2010 at 6:30pm

Gen. Stanley McChrystal was relieved of command in Afghanistan after an article in Rolling Stone magazine.

The article widely was described as evidencing McChrystal’s insubordination by criticizing the political leadership, but as I demonstrated, such explanation did not make a lot of sense. There were almost no comments attributed directly to McChrystal,...

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I Hope Rolling Stone Is Happy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:43am 6/24/2010 at 7:43am

Rolling Stone magazine managed to bring down the commander of our forces in Afghanistan, disrupt the war effort, and embolden our enemies by disrupting the allied chain of command.

For what? The article did not expose any facts whatsoever. There were no war crimes revealed, no failure to follow orders exposed, no...

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Time for Obama to Lead or Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1:42pm 6/23/2010 at 1:42pm

That should be the headline of the day.

Barack Obama has just announced that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of command in Afghanistan based on an article in Rolling Stone which barely quoted McChrystal, but did include numerous inflammatory remarks by anonymous staffers and third-party commentators.

The Rolling Stone article was a...

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Obama’s McChrystal Dilemma In One Sentence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 7:40am 6/23/2010 at 7:40am

“I need you to lead us where I don’t really want us to go.”

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Has Anyone — Including McChrystal — Actually Read The Rolling Stone Article?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:37pm 6/22/2010 at 2:37pm

The Rolling Stone article, The Runaway General, is generating extreme buzz and indignation based on descriptions in the mainstream media that in the article Gen. Stanley McChrystal harshly criticized Obama and others in the administration.

Indeed, I relied on these reports for my post, Shinseki Hero, McChrystal Bum. McChrystal has issued a...

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