The accidental jihadists: 14 terrorists mistakenly kill themselves – CNN.com


Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said.The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.Yaqobi said the suspects wanted to attack Afghan police or foreign soldiers. via 14 […]

A Spoonful of Saccharine: Geopolitical Realities No Barrier to Maddow Blaming Bush for All Problems


By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]

Fred Barnes: What Obama Needs to Say at West Point, The Weekly Standard


You can’t fight a successful war unless the commander-in-chief is fully committed to it. So President Obama’s chief task in his speech Tuesday night on Afghanistan is to make it absolutely clear that he is. This won’t be easy. Obama comes from the antiwar wing of the Democratic party that opposes the use of force […]