The Senate CIA Report and Democratic Treachery

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Putting American lives on the line for a political payout.

Bush Led, Bin Laden Dead — Where’s the Credit?

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Suddenly, the Bush-Cheney “assassination ring” is not so bad.

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Andy McCarthy: While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA – National Review Online

The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves. While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online

A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Breaking the Taliban

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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

Andrew C. McCarthy: Holder on Holder – National Review Online

Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement […]

Defending the Indefensible

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Treating the Christmas bomber like a common criminal was a national security blunder.

Airline Terror Suspect Provides Key Intelligence – FOXNews.com

WASHINGTON — The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas has been cooperating with investigators since last week and has provided fresh intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, officials said Tuesday.Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s cooperation could prove to be a national security victory […]

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Marc A. Thiessen: A Tale of Two Terrorists – WSJ.com

The Obama administration’s decision to read the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights has rightly come under withering criticism. Instead of a lengthy interrogation by officials with al Qaeda expertise, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was questioned for 50 minutes by local FBI agents and then later advised of his “right to remain silent.”It’s well understood that […]

Obama Defiant

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Unchastened and unbowed, the president doubles down on the Democrats’ agenda.