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  • US feels Taliban poses lesser threat than al-Qaeda

    10/09/2009 1:32:43 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 1,850+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | 9 Oct 2009, 02:0 HRS IST | no byline
    United States feels that Taliban poses a lesser threat to American security than al-Qaeda, the White House said here today, as media reported that the Obama administration has concluded that Taliban cannot be eliminated in Afghanistan. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs sought to make a clear differentiation between Taliban and al-Qaeda as he said al-Qaeda was an "entity that, through a global jihadist network would seek to strike the US homeland". "I think the Taliban are, obviously, exceedingly bad people that have done awful things," Gibbs said. "Their capability is somewhat different, though, on that continuum of transnational threats," he...
  • Why No Testimony From McChrystal?

    10/07/2009 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War Strategy: When Bush and Petraeus proposed the surge in Iraq, Democrats demanded that the general testify before Congress. So why has the Senate blocked a similar invitation to our commander in Afghanistan? Those with memories longer than the 24-hour news cycle recall that in the dark days of the Iraq War, David Petraeus was summoned to Washington to explain the surge strategy that would eventually lead to victory in Iraq. Democrats hoped for a show trial. MoveOn.org took out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling the commanding general of our efforts in Iraq "General Betray-us." Then...
  • Hiding Behind Synonyms: Obama Begins Campaign to Throw Gen. McChrystal Under the Bus

    10/05/2009 12:33:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 2,339+ views
    RedState ^ | 10-5-09 | Erick Erickson
    Hiding Behind Synonyms: Obama Begins Campaign to Throw Gen. McChrystal Under the Bus Erick Erickson Monday, October 5th at 11:33AM EDT If they had gone to the New York Times, the nation would see it as just another example of the Gray Lady’s unrepentant sixties bra burning hysteria against war. Instead, the Obama administration has gone to the Washington Post to begin the process of getting rid of their troublesome General who dares to think winning in Afghanistan is possible.To understand why and how, we must refer to Jonah Goldberg and his important work Liberal Fascism. This book is necessary...
  • Gates Says Military will "Salute" and Follow Whatever Obama Decides on Afghanistan - Video 10/5/09

    10/05/2009 11:57:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 954+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying in a speech that whatever decision President Obama makes about what to do in Afghanistan, the military will "salute" and fall in line to implement his decision. Gates said Obama's decision will be one of the most important of his Presidency. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Military study: Soldiers' brain injuries might be overstated

    01/31/2008 11:25:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 95+ views
    NC Times ^ | January 30, 2008 | Marilynn Marchione - AP
    The role of traumatic brain injury -- blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq -- might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment. In many cases, post-traumatic stress and depression may be driving the symptoms, doctors reported Wednesday. And that's good news because those are treatable. The study by U.S. military doctors was praised by outside experts who found the conclusions convincing. Returning soldiers have struggled with memory loss, irritability, trouble sleeping and other problems. Many have suffered mild blast-related concussions, but there is no easy way to separate which symptoms...
  • Afghan war hero taunted, beaten in bar[Canada]

    03/13/2007 10:56:52 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 51 replies · 1,646+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 13 March 2007 | Andrew Seymour
    Master Cpl. Collin Fitzgerald, who was awarded a Medal of Valour for heroic actions in Afghanistan by Governor General Michaëlle Jean on Feb. 19, had his foot broken in three places and needed 10 stitches to close a cut above his right eye. The 27-year-old soldier also suffered a broken nose and two black eyes in the attack, which occurred after midnight Saturday morning. A Canadian soldier awarded a medal of valour for braving enemy fire in Afghanistan is angry after he says was jumped from behind and taunted by four men who beat him up in an Ontario bar...