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White House: Bowe #Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers are “swiftboating” him

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2014 at 10:52 am » 1 Comment

Well, I guess I can’t really say I’m surprised with how the White House has reacted to the *unconflicting* reports about how Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers have classified him as a “deserter”, but it doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed all the same — and disgusted. Wow @chucktodd reporting on @TheTodayShow WH aides telling him "we […]

 

WH apologizes for their “oversight” on Congressional oversight re: prisoner swap

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm » 2 Comments

Wow: The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for failing to alert her in advance of a decision to release Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay. Feinstein told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for what the administration is calling an […]

 

Hillary: I won’t second guess Obama’s decision to free 5 Taliban terrorists

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Hillary Clinton on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend. “This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen — is an American citizen — was serving in our military,” Clinton said at an event she headlined in a […]

 

#Bergdahl aftermath: A chilling look at what happens when we release terrorists

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2014 at 9:32 am » 2 Comments

Former President George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen pens a must-read in the Washington Post in response to the “prisoner exchange” of five high-level Taliban terrorists in Gitmo for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, suspected of being a deserter sympathetic to the enemy (hat tip): If anyone doubts that the five senior Taliban leaders President […]

 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: A war hero or a deserter?

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2014 at 10:27 am » 2 Comments

In light of the “prisoner exchange” of US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-level Taliban Gitmo detainees, CNN”s Jake Tapper reports on claims Bergdahl’s on US soldiers who served with him are making about him (via): (CNN) – The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not […]

 

9-11 Truthers Ed Asner, Martin Sheen urge Oscar voters to shun “Zero Dark Thirty”

Posted by: ST on January 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm » 10 Comments

The NYT’s Carpetbagger blog reports on a growing movement of stuffy, clueless liberal Hollywood elitists who are taking the rare – and controversial – step of urging Oscar voters to not vote for the movie Zero Dark Thirty – which roughly documented how the US eventually found and killed the 9-11 instigator and mastermind Osama […]

 

#Gitmo: Def. attorney for 9/11 terrorist asks women to “cover up” out of “respect”

Posted by: ST on May 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm » 15 Comments

Via Fox News: The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more “appropriate” clothing to the proceedings — out of respect for her client’s Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid […]

 

CIA “deniers” are the new birthers

Posted by: Phineas on May 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Leftist critics of rough interrogation techniques continue to deny –in the face of all evidence– that the techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and in the CIA’s “black prisons” in Eastern Europe contributed in any meaningful way to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Marc Thiessen disagrees, and he cites a source Lefties […]

 

Chris Wallace zings NSA Director Tom Donilon on waterboarding double standards

Posted by: ST on May 10, 2011 at 10:03 am » 4 Comments

Sit back, watch, and smile.  Transcript below (via Greg Pollowitz & RCP).  Wallace: We’ll stipulate — I think we’ll all stipulate — that bin Laden was a monster, but why is shooting an unarmed man in the face legal and proper while enhanced interrogation, including waterboarding of a detainee under very strict controls and limits […]

 

Thiessen: US EITs were used to ‘elicit cooperation’ rather than gain intelligence

Posted by: ST on May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am » 10 Comments

In light of all the back and forth that has taken place in the aftermath of the bin Laden termination, specifically the renewed debate on the effectiveness of aggressive interrogations, Bush-era administration official and counterterrorism expert Marc Thiessen explains in a great column in the Washington Post what the enhanced interrogation techniques used by US […]