During interrogations, KSM said that Bush’s aggressive response to the 9/11 attacks was the opposite of what al-Qaeda expected … and that it saved us from a second wave of attacks.
“Today, some on both the left and the right argue that al-Qaeda wanted to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan — and now the Islamic State wants to do the same in Iraq and Syria. KSM said this is dead wrong. Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States “turned tail and ran.”
He also said he thought we would treat 9/11 as a law enforcement matter, just as we had the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole in Yemen — arresting some operatives and firing a few missiles into empty tents, but otherwise leaving him free to plan the next attack.
“How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?”
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Mr. Sinise posted this with the photo: “An honor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to our Troops at Kandahar Air Force Base. Sending a special thank you to all who serve. Thanksgiving prayer for our Troops: Thank you, Lord, for the courage and selfless service of our military troops. Thank you for their dedication in the face of difficulties and challenges. Thank you for their families. I pray that all of our servicemen and women will experience Your mercy each day, and that You will provide for their every need. Let them feel your presence with them, and your everlasting love. In Christ’s name, Amen.”
There was a time POTUS did this. Of course, since it was a Republican POTUS, the snot-faced left made fun of him and said the photos were fake. They can be such jerks.
WASHINGTON, D.C.[DuffelBlog] — Following the Taliban’s complete takeover of Afghanistan late last night, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook noted in an early morning press briefing that the Pentagon remains “generally positive” about the war effort and that “there is minimal cause for concern.”
“That’s how things go in a protracted counterinsurgency,” Cook told reporters. “You face some minor setbacks regardless of how many troops lose their lives or how many billions of taxpayer dollars are spent equipping local defense forces incapable of defending their own country.”
After the Taliban overran Afghan forces in Helmand earlier this year and took over the city of Kunduz this week, sources say the Obama Administration and many senior defense officials seemed surprised that major media outlets expressed even the slightest bit of interest in a war over a decade old.
At Central Command in Tampa, Fla., Gen. Lloyd Austin — who oversees forces in the region — assured reporters there was little cause for concern.
“We’ve seen this time and time again,” Austin said. “This modest spike in Taliban attacks shows that our strategy is working. These massive coordinated attacks are merely the death throes of an insurgent movement.”
Read the whole satire article at the Duffel Blog.
I received this today from a retired, career military officer in my network:
I have sent emails and made phone calls. The soldiers I talk to confirm that this has been going on for years, and this administration supports it. We’re losing good soldiers and officers because we have an administration that allows this crap. I’m hoping that you and your network can draw enough attention that someone actually starts questioning this.
I can’t even speak … first I saw the news that members of our Armed Forces who attempted to protect Afghani boys from being raped have been disciplined by order of our government.
Then, I read that Senate Democrats (and two Judas Republicans, Collins and Kirk) had voted down a bill that would ban the abortion of pain-capable, viable or near-viable human babies.
Then I read that, abortion enthusiasts started a viral #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag. Women were encouraged to brag about their abortions publicly to show how the Left believes abortion is not merely acceptable, but also praise-worthy.
As Matt Walsh notes, “It’s time we face the fact that ‘progressivism’ is really nothing more than a secular version of Satanism.”
Well, let’s see, this New York Times article mentions the height of child rape on US bases in Afghanistan being between 2010 and 2012. That makes it that guy whose tenure also includes the most suicides by deployed US military personnel in HISTORY. I wonder why? And it seems to me one of the women running for President right now was US Secretary of State at the time these atrocities were being labeled “cultural things” that we had to accept in our allies.
This is what Barack has done to us in his shadow crusade to build an Islam-friendly America. I just went outside and yanked the Stars and Stripes down off my front porch flagpole and put the yellow Gadsden (Revolutionary War) flag back up. If anybody asks me why, Imma tell them to go talk to this guy.
But I encourage everyone to read this entire article in the NY Times – not something I do very often.
Meantime, I fully endorse this message to Mr. Obama from Sean Whalen, which I just shamelessly stole from the Feral Irishman.
As a military mom, NOTHING about Obamacrats makes me more angry than the horrible way they treat our troops. A close second is how SHORT their damn memories are about all the vile things they’ve done in the past. The graphic below is the first in a series I did in 2011* about Iraq containing truths that need to be remembered accurately. I loaded it to a new Facebook album. It’s public, so you should be able to see it and share it even if you don’t have a Facebook account.
Democrat Treachery ca 2011
*It used to be at Chrissy’s Site Bites, where I had more than 3,000 graphics. Webshots has been turned into a cloud storage site and is no longer hosting graphics.