Lara Logan Claims Obama is Influenced by Taliban Apologists

I won’t claim to know what is going on in Lara Logan’s head and how her recovery has been progressing or even whether her new comments have anything to do with what happened to her, but right now she is one of the very few international correspondents to actually be bucking the trend on Afghanistan.

Most of the media wanted Obama to pull out of Afghanistan immediately or close to it. The coverage of his initial surge ranged from the unfriendly to hostile, without actually crossing all the way into Republican territory. Since then the media has mainly buried coverage of the crisis and refused to draw the crucial connections.

Now the media is prepared to give Obama his fake Mission Accomplished moment in Afghanistan without calling him on a lost war and the 1,500 lives on his watch.

Lara Logan has broken with the crowd and that’s not unprecedented in her career. Her latest statements suggests that she’s speaking out about reports that she is unable to file.

Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent.

“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”

The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.

This goes directly against Obama’s narrative that victory has been won and the Afghans will be ready to take over in 2014. Every working reporter in the area knows it’s a complete lie but it’s a lie that’s integral to Obama’s campaign.

More dangerously, and we don’t have access to a transcript of Logan’s remarks, she appears to be suggesting that Obama is being influenced by Taliban apologists.

For the moment, Afghanistan has not become a campaign issue. Romney doesn’t really want to touch it and polls show most Americans want to pull out. Nobody is calling Obama on the 1,500 dead in his failed surge. No one wants to talk about what really happened, because that’s too close to admitting defeat.

Lara Logan is trying to open up a conversation that the country needs to have, but that no one in the political establishment wants to have.

Logan even called for retribution for the recent terrorist killings of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials. The event is a harbinger of our vulnerability, she said. Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”…

  • Ken C.

    What I have learned in last 10 yrs is how many brave and bold women exist out there, my admiration
    is deeping every month every year, what passion what keen awareness. Ken.

    • BS77

      Lara Logan is very impressive…..she has seen the reality and sounds more like one of our American heroes, Pam Geller.

  • Colleen Smith

    We MUST return to constitutional law. These politicians seem to thing the Oath is nothing but a ritual. Vote them ALL out and please don't replace them with more of the same.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      We need to teach constitutional law to students so this won't keep happening.

  • Dan Schnittker

    Taliban coddling has been the Democrat, State Dept., CAP, CNAS strategy all along, since before 2008. Likewise the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Libya, Russia. Appeasement and reduced American leadership have allowed all the bad actors to run free. I guess it's not treason when everybody does it? Just stupidity or worse?

    • BS77

      It's worse than stupidity….knowing over 2000 Americans have given their lives in Afghanistan only to learn
      the Govt. has announced a "pull out " date, not exactly a term for victory. Our troops have been killed and wounded, some for the rest of their lives, for what? COnservative radio's Barbara SImpson called the situation in Afghanistan an "outrage".

  • tagalog

    Lara Logan mentions those who want to kill us, using the term "they," and the medium reporting it puts that term in quotes?

    I admire her guts. Most Americans do want American troops out of Afghanistan because no one wants them to be lame-duck targets in a lost cause, and we DO need to have a national dialogue to put this retreat to rest because we never did that over our retreat in Vietnam and are still reaping consequences from never resolving THAT one.