AG Eric Holder attempts to explain a few of the circumstances under which your government might kill you:
“Given the nature of how terrorists act and where they tend to hide, it may not always be feasible to capture a United States citizen terrorist who presents an imminent threat of violent attack,” Mr. Holder [...]
Worth watching, if you haven’t already seen it.
So, you know: Breitbart was a happy warrior. Which made those he warred against unhappy. Thus the hate, which of course he earned. By being happy.
Somewhere in my archives, which I’m still having trouble accessing, is a collection of “liberal” commentary on Tony Snow’s death that I caught as word came in [...]
Vlad Putin “wins” the “election” in Russia:
Vladimir Putin and his supporters are celebrating victory in Russian elections, that will give him a third presidential term after spending the last four years as the country’s PM.
With nearly all the ballots counted, he secured nearly 64% of the vote, election officials say.
Late last year Congress, in a bi-partisan fashion, wrote into law the requirement that foreign born terrorists captured in the US be held in military custody as enemy combatants. Our president strongly objected to this provision, but signed the enclosing defense spending bill in to law with a “signing statement” recording his disagreement. Even [...]
Leon Panetta is a Democrat who served in the White House budget office. In Congress he chaired the House Budget Committee. And he led the intelligence and military operations that led to DevGru popping Osama bin Laden.
In short, he is the perfect man for these lean times:
“No budget can be balanced on [...]
The ironies abound, everything was going so well. The media was having a field day with Rick Santorum’s nuttiness, expressed in private moments among those who shared his language. Satan and birth control, and all that. If there were any unncongenial analogies to Reverend Wright’s fiery sermons, full of race-hatred and seething resentments, or [...]
This can’t possibly be true:
President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to consider cutting U.S. strategic nuclear forces to as low as 300 deployed warheads—below the number believed to be in China’s arsenal and far fewer than current Russian strategic warhead stocks.
Pentagon and military planners were asked to develop three force levels for [...]
Racing for the exits in Afghanistan, the White House is floating trial balloons about winning the good faith of the Taliban by releasing some of its most important figures now being held at Guantanamo, according to the editors at the WSJ:
Mohammad Fazl, around age 45, was the senior-most Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan [...]
I have been generally favorably disposed to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. While at CIA, his bureaucracy’s intelligence gathering apparatus drove the military operations which finally put postage paid to Osama bin Laden, not to mention Hellfire warheads on the foreheads of hundreds of mid-level AQ and Taliban seeking refuge in the Pakistani badlands. [...]