Skip to comments.Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East
Posted on 10/08/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT by listenhillary
This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesdays Better Government Association annual luncheon.
Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes, delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicagos networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGAs Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor).
Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, The Longest War. It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.
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She’s got a point. Bin laden thought we were a weak paper tiger after Mogadishu. He put 9/11 into motion. When the shtf Obama will be golfing on Oahu. He won’t take any of the heat. But some of us will have our lives destroyed.
In the good old days, reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge.
In these new days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.
I am sorry for what happened to her, it shouldn’t happen to anyone. That said, I hope she has really seen the light. It isn’t easy for a liberal to admit their whole set of core beliefs are wrongheaded lies. She certainly has the whole ME fiasco pegged correctly though.
Da*n, not guilty!
Why do Western women not understand exactly in what regard arab men hold them?
The arabs that I once worked among referred to them as “meat.”
Gee Lara tell us something we didn’t already know.
If she feels the need for personal vengeance for what happened to her, I would not blame her. She is the living emblem of what Islam will do to our female American populace.
They just might demand a “tax” from us and offer, otherwise,to leave us conservatives alone!
To which we should reply...”Nuts!”
I kind of thought that when our hostages were finally released from Iran the day Reagan was sworn in.
demonstrates one thing. Politically correct wars and hoping to rebuild the nations of those who have no intent of changing do not work. Surgical removal of targets? Waste of time let alone the exponential expense.
Not as long as there are American males around, they won't.
Wholesale removal of targets just isn’t going to happen. Although it would probably give them something to think about before attacking American interests again.
How many precious lives did we lose beating the Taliban into pulp? And now, what’s left is making “deals” with the Obama administration and Karzai? When did Americans get struck so stupid as to even CONSIDER re-electing this war criminal, Obama?
Isn’t that what he said? Once he was re-elected, he would have a “free hand”? I’m sure he meant that for more than Putin’s ear...
Frankly? I think Islam is man kinds cancer that should be irradiated. Guaranteed, once the cave people/ savages have the weapons that is how they will deal with us.
Just give them 4 more months and you will see their first step with Israel, assuming Israel does not intervene first.
Whatever they try to do to Israel will be what is in store for us.
Other than the fact that our consulates and embassies are not American soil, Logan seems to get it. It would be great if more people in actual authority were as clear-sighted.
I was under the assumption that all embassies were on their country’s soil. IE: Canadian embassy in Kiev is Canadian soil etc.
The ME situation seems to resemble the previous Carthage “problem” more and more each day.
Rush Limbaugh just mentioned this powerful speech.
“Not as long as there are American males around, they won’t.”
Have you not noticed how few of those are left? We have more ‘metrosexuals’ than males these days.
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