A strategy that isn’t a strategy.
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. He was asked the same questions about closing Guantanamo Bay, trying terrorist leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City, and classifying some detainees as enemy combatants. If you were looking for something new and insightful, don’t hold your breath.
Just as before Holder [...]
Apparently, the new buzz phrase in the Obama administration to describe our fight against radical Islamic terrorism is “countering violent extremism.” Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair used the catch-phrase twice in a speech he delivered yesterday.
Notice that there is no reference to the source of most of the terrorist “violent extremism” around the world today - radical Islam. [...]
The Obama administration is apparently more committed to the UK model of counterrorism than was previ0usly believed. One would never know it from the White House’s website, but Obama’s Counterterrorism Czar’s speech to Islamic law students at NYU last weekend was actually a “meeting” “facilitated” by Muslim Brotherhood front group ISNA.
But don’t take my word [...]
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Pre-Game Presidential Propaganda
I didn’t watch Super Bowl XLIV today. The New England Patriots (my team) weren’t playing, so I avoided Katie Couric’s pre-game back-and-forth with President Barack Obama. No doubt it provided a good look at the best that state-run media has to offer. NRB writer [...]
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The heavy hitters in our global Whac-a-Mole game, President Obama and U.S. Army General David Petraeus, have had their mallets confiscated by the Yemeni government. Maybe we should take the hint and stay out of there.
In part 1 and part 2 of this series I explained the futility of chasing al-Qaida [...]