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  • Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”(Holder wishes us to respect those who defend terror)

    03/19/2010 11:12:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies · 363+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/19/10 | Mike Levine
    Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers "patriots." “Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer "pro bono," or voluntary, legal services. "Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots." The crowd, gathered to honor Holder with an award from the Washington-based Pro...
  • Why is US gov't thwarting Iran sanctions bill? By

    03/19/2010 5:05:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-19-10 | MICHAEL M. ROSEN
    The US government is stalling on one of the few remaining mechanisms for peacefully resolving the impasse with the Islamic Republic. In today’s Washington, it’s rare for any legislation to pass with bipartisan support, even rarer for such a bill to pass with massive bipartisan backing, and rarer still for such legislation to lie around gathering dust. But not when it comes to Israel and Iran. Unfortunately, congressional leaders have bottled up a hugely popular Iran sanctions bill that passed both houses with overwhelming support. At precisely the moment that the Islamic Republic is expanding and perfecting its nuclear capabilities,...
  • DOJ: Holder Omissions Wider Than Thought

    03/12/2010 2:19:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Mike Levine
    A day after Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were "deeply concerned" over news that, during his confirmation process, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to disclose work on a terrorism-related legal brief, the Justice Department revealed Friday that the problem was wider than previously known. "It has come to our attention that some but not all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court by or on behalf of Attorney General Holder … [were supplied] in the course of his confirmation process last year," Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets judicial nominees....
  • Holder Failed to Disclose Detainee Briefs on Policy (during Senate confirmation hearings)

    03/11/2010 6:02:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/10 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and BERNIE BECKER
    During his confirmation last year, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed to notify the Senate that he had signed several briefs urging courts to reject President George W. Bush’s claim that he had the power to imprison an American citizen as an “enemy combatant,” the Justice Department acknowledged Thursday. The briefs should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed. In any event, the attorney general has publicly discussed his positions on detention policy on many occasions, including...
  • Muslim leader implodes on air

    02/28/2010 1:55:48 AM PST · by bogusname · 40 replies · 2,751+ views
    WND ^ | February 28, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    A Muslim leader who has tried to portray the founder of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus in Washington as an extremist "hatemonger" was himself exposed as an extremist on a popular radio program. For years, Jibril Hough has represented himself and his North Carolina mosque as "moderate," while putting Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., on the defensive as an anti-Muslim fanatic who "shoots from the hip" when sounding the alarm about homegrown Islamic terrorism. Myrick, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, co-founded the Capitol Hill caucus after 9/11 to educate Americans about the growing threat from jihadists. But during an in-studio...
  • Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea

    02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals. In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.Human Rights Watch reported: ---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced...
  • Exclusive: New Obama Interrogation Unit Not Deployed to Question Captured Taliban Chief

    02/26/2010 7:00:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 235+ views ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Mark Hosenball
    Last summer, the Obama administration announced that, as a replacement for the Bush administration's secret CIA terrorist detention and interrogation program, it would create a SWAT-style team of interrogation experts to travel the world squeezing terrorist suspects for vital information. Administration officials say that the interrogation unit, known as the HIG (for High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group) is now operational. But for reasons that are unclear, the administration has not deployed HIG personnel to question Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arguably the most important terrorist suspect captured since the detention of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in spring...
  • GOP senators want info on Justice lawyers who defended terror suspects

    02/26/2010 4:36:54 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies · 608+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 02/26/10 05:02 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday afternoon over political appointees who'd previously defended suspects in terrorism cases. All seven members of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote Holder, asking for more details about political appointees within the Department of Justice, who, Republicans say, may have conflicts of interest in the government's prosecution in terrorism cases. The GOP senators wrote Holder to complain that a response to an original request for information on those Justice Department personnel was "at best nonresponsive and, at worst, intentionally evasive." "It appears the Department has chosen to go another direction and refuse to...
  • The Next Two Names in the Gitmo Nine

    02/26/2010 8:10:11 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is rightly unhappy that the Justice Department won't divulge the names of the nine Justice Department lawyers who directly represented suspected-terrorist detainees, or their cases. Grassley identified two himself, Neal Katyal (an aside: Katyal is a very impressive guy and very charming and level-headed) and Jennifer Daskal. Well, we've identified two more of them: Deputy AG counsel Eric Columbus and Office of Legal Counsel lawyer Jonathan Cedarbaum. (With reference to:
  • Obama aides push back on venue for terrorism trials (Holder lends a hand to his fellow terrorist)

    02/25/2010 5:52:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2010 | reuters
    The Obama administration bluntly urged the Congress Thursday to steer clear of directing where terrorism suspects should be prosecuted, pushing back against efforts to require military rather than civilian trials. A bipartisan group of senators has offered legislation aimed at forcing the administration to prosecute terrorism suspects, like the self-professed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in special military commission trials instead of traditional criminal courts. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators to be tried in a criminal court in Manhattan. But concerns by some lawmakers about security costs and granting full...
  • Hamas-linked group has deep ties to White House

    02/25/2010 5:56:09 PM PST · by USALiberty · 5 replies · 323+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | February 24, 2010 | By Aaron Klein
    A radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration, WND has learned. Last week, President Obama's top adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, came under fire for controversial remarks he made in a speech to Muslim law students at New York University. The event was sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA. ISNA is known for its enforcement of Saudi-style Islam in mosques throughout the U.S. It was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in its case against the...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • DOJ: Department of Jihad?

    02/25/2010 2:22:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    FOX Nation ^ | February 25, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Myrick has U.S. Muslims wary (NC Republican Rep)

    02/25/2010 5:39:14 AM PST · by NCDragon · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | 02/25/10 | BARBARA BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- A year ago, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee, a prestigious post she had long sought. There, top-secret briefings unveiled truths about homegrown terrorism she had only suspected. And won't reveal. "I can't tell you. I'm not being coy," Myrick said in an interview. "There's a threat out there to our security. ... It's worse than I thought." Myrick, a Charlotte Republican and former mayor of the city, contends that extremists are working their way into U.S. Muslim communities, infiltrating government institutions and influencing American citizens to attack their own country. Her activism...
  • New Missile Defence Agency Logo Causes Online Commotion

    02/24/2010 8:43:51 AM PST · by illiac · 299 replies · 10,174+ views
    Drudge ^ | Via Drudge Report
    Take a look at Drudge - here is another Obama inspired logo....
  • State Department lifts ban on exports of night-vision goggles

    02/24/2010 8:25:45 AM PST · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,041+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | February 24, 2010 | Nicholas Kralev and Bill Gertz THE
    The State Department has lifted a ban on exports of night-vision equipment that was imposed in 2007 on a U.S. company caught selling sensitive defense articles to China and other countries without a license. Meanwhile, two key U.S. senators on Tuesday wrote to Gen. James L. Jones, the White House national security adviser, warning that the Obama administration's plan to loosen controls on exports of sensitive goods and technology could undermine national security. ...Three years ago, the State Department said ITT had sold sensitive information to China, Singapore and Britain for night-vision systems without proper export licenses, violating the Arms...
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up

    02/24/2010 4:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 820+ views ^ | february 24, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama's Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to "push the administration to make its policies more open" and make it a "political competition … to see who can be more radical in their openness," The Hill reported. So, let's start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder's national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in. For more than a year, I've been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed...
  • Eric Holder stonewalls Congress on terror lawyers

    02/23/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies · 414+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2010 | Byron York
    A number of lawyers who work on terrorist issues at the Justice Department represented terrorist detainees before joining the Obama administration. At a hearing three months ago, Sen. Charles Grassley raised the possibility of a conflict with Attorney General Eric Holder. Grassley, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, posed three simple questions: Who are they, who did they represent, and what are their duties at the Justice Department today? At the time, Grassley knew from press reports that two high-ranking department officials now working on detainee issues had previously worked for detainees: Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal...
  • Obama's Muslim Envoy Admits Terrorism Denial Was a Lie

    02/22/2010 3:36:37 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 362+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 2/22/2010 | The Lid
    On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in a televised speech to the OIC a 57-country block of Islamic States, President Obama named 31-year-old Rashad Hussain as his envoy to the OIC. “Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo,” Obama told the gathering in the video message. “And as a hafiz of the Koran, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.” (A hafiz is someone who has memorized the Islamic text.) Soon as Rashad was named the controversy began, specifically because...
  • White House Advisor Defends Sharia and Overthrow of U.S. Constitution

    02/22/2010 8:40:39 AM PST · by Denriddy · 33 replies · 1,087+ views
    Vijay Kumar for Congress Blog ^ | 22 February 2010 | Vijay Kumar
    According to an article in the United Kingdom's Telegraph, in October of 2009, President Barack Obama's adivsor on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, went on Islamic television with members of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut Tahrir and defended their blatant call for the overthrow of all "man-made law"—which includes the United States Constitution—and the adoption of Islamic Sharia law as "the source of legislation"

    02/21/2010 5:26:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 261 replies · 10,342+ views
    Missile Defense Agency ^ | 02/21/2010 | Racebannon
    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING! Click on the link provided, see it for yourself.
  • Sharia Compliant Law Enforcement in Ohio Confirms Persection of Rifqa Bary Pastor, Brian Williams

    02/20/2010 5:59:31 PM PST · by rae4palin · 8 replies · 445+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/20/10 | rae4palin
    Law enforcement, in a perverse twist of reality, continues persecuting the Christians in Ohio who helped a teenage apostate escape the death threat (sharia law) made by her family. They are investigating any "criminal wrongdoing with anyone involved in getting her from one location to another." How many other runway cases are pursued in the way? How many other teenage girls in America have this sharia attention paid to them by law enforcement? How many teenage girls who sell their bodies for sex and drugs for an adult pimp are pursued this way? And their pimps? Brian Williams allegedly drove...
  • Program targeted in Fort Jackson probe moved

    02/20/2010 8:02:32 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies · 584+ views ^ | 2/20/10 | Jeff Wilkinson
    A U.S. Army program at the center of a probe into allegations that Muslim translator trainees threatened to poison soldiers at Fort Jackson was moved to a post in Arizona last month. Spokeswomen at both Fort Jackson and Fort Huachuca, Ariz, confirmed the program - which trains noncitizen native speakers in such languages as Arabic and Farsi to become soldiers and translators - has been relocated. The Army refers to the program, begun in 2003, as 09 Lima.
  • Obama's hard truth: Americans must consume less

    02/20/2010 7:27:57 AM PST · by ricks_place · 109 replies · 2,294+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2010 | Charles Lane
    One of the odder political subplots of President Obama's term so far has been his relationship with the tourism-dependent city of Las Vegas. A year ago, Obama irked Nevadans by demanding that corporations not use federal bailout money for trips to Vegas. A couple of weeks ago he infuriated them again by telling a New Hampshire audience to save their cash for college instead of “blowing” it in Vegas. No Nevadans were more annoyed, of course, than the state's Democratic politicians, among them Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who faces an uphill fight for re-election this fall. So now the...
  • BO Freeing,Funding,Hiding,Safeguarding Terrorism Everywhere!Whose side was he on again?

    02/20/2010 6:38:10 AM PST · by capacommie · 18 replies · 534+ views
    Poisoning is latest vogue terror trend... Are Obama-lies and coverups effectively "supporting" ongoing mass poisoning, amongst other terror hits, which he also denies are terror hits?? Who can possibly say this guy is even on our side? --Janet Napolitano lied to Congress concerning the Flight 253 fiasco --Obama has been lying non stop as has Eric Holder and the entire bunch KNEW this mass murder attack was attempted by food poisoning at Fort Jackson (and there was Obama flying off to Hawaii and he said absolutely nothing). We do not know where these 5 Islamic terrorists are, whose custody they...
  • Obama Envoy Admits 'Ill Conceived' Remarks Defending Terror Suspect

    02/20/2010 4:51:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 845+ views
    President Obama's new Muslim envoy Rashad Hussain admitted Friday to once defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group -- an admission that contradicts earlier claims from the White House that the quotes had been mistakenly attributed to Hussain.
  • Obama's P.R. Helps Terrorists

    02/13/2010 3:19:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 340+ views ^ | February 13, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    When President Obama's leading counter-terrorism staff member, John Brennan, says that "politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaida," he has it exactly backward. It is the president's efforts to crow about how effective he is in fighting terrorism that are helping al-Qaida. What kind of policy is it to announce to the world that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Nigerian terrorist who attempted to blow up a plane as it approached Detroit this past Christmas, is talking to investigators and giving them much valuable information? Obama's people put the story out to counter accusations that...
  • US Terror Reviews Avoid Muslim Labels

    02/12/2010 8:29:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 229+ views
    IslamOnline ^ | February 12, 2010 | & Newspapers
    Two reviews outlining the Obama administration’s defense and security strategy have avoided any mention of anti-Muslim labels, reported the Washington Times on Friday, February 12. "(President Barack Obama) had made it clear as we are looking at counterterrorism that our principal focus is al Qaeda and global violent extremism,” David Heyman, Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Policy, said. “And that is the terminology and language that has been articulated." A 108-page review by the Homeland Security Department has dropped any reference to words such as “Islamists” and “Islamic”. Instead, the document used the terms of “Al-Qaeda”, “terrorist”, “extremist” and “violent...
  • Admin ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Ft Hood:Vice Chair of Senate Intel Committee

    02/12/2010 5:59:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 380+ views
    CNS News ^ | February 11, 2010 | Terence P Jeffrey
    ( - Sen. Kit Bond (R.-Mo.), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told bloggers on a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the Obama administration still had not provided his committee with all the information it had requested on the November terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas. “They still haven’t come through with all the information that we need,” Sen. Bond said. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, issued two statements in January complaining that the administration had not been forthcoming on information about the Fort Hood attack. Hoekstra also...
  • Barack Obama: You Have “No Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy”

    02/12/2010 4:03:45 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 50 replies · 1,845+ views
    CNET was the first to report on prospective tracking of American citizens using cell phone technology, but this week Barack Obama becomes the Dark Knight himself, seizing the opportunity to spy on every American through unfettered access to their cell phone records, physical locations and internet use. In the movie the Dark Knight, Batman uses cell phone technology to spy on the citizens of Gotham, following their every move in his quest to locate his nemesis. On Friday, the Obama administration will argue in federal court for the right, without a court-ordered warrant, to gain access to cellular provider records...
  • Security Risk: Eric Holder's Latest Folly

    02/11/2010 2:51:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 262+ views ^ | 2-11-10 | Paul Greenberh
    How much time, do you suppose, has Eric Holder spent as attorney general of the United States explaining that he meant no harm by all the harm he's done? His not very acceptable explanations began even before he was confirmed as attorney general. That's when he was quizzed about his role in approving a pardon for Marc Rich, international fugitive and big giver to various political causes. Mr. Rich was but one of various dubious types Bill Clinton pardoned just before he left the White House, and The Hon. Eric Holder cleared the whole, smelly deal. Having earned his stripes,...
  • Six Faulted Over Fort Hood [Military to Discipline Officers for Failing to Report Views of Suspect]

    02/11/2010 3:27:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,567+ views
    Six Faulted Over Fort Hood Military to Discipline Officers for Failing to Report Views of Suspect in Texas Shootings By YOCHI J. DREAZEN The military will formally discipline at least six officers, mostly from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, for failing to take action against the officer accused of carrying out last year's deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, according to people familiar with the matter. Senior Army officials said the decision to punish so many officers reflects the military's belief that the November assault, which killed 13 people at the Army base in central Texas, could have...
  • More TARP Corruption, Secrecy

    02/10/2010 1:29:28 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 457+ views
    judicial watch ^ | 02/10/2010 | Judicial Watch
    Adding insult to injury, the U.S. government has paid private firms nearly $160 million, to distribute funds from its severely mismanaged and fraud-infested program to bail out the nation’s financial institutions. Rife with waste and abuse the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has already proven to be a troubling experiment of U.S. tax dollars with virtually no oversight. In fact, dozens of criminal investigations have been launched into the controversial bailout and the risk is only going to grow, according to a Treasury Department Inspector General report issued last spring. So far investigations have centered on securities fraud,...
  • Geithner says US credit rating safe despite debt

    02/07/2010 6:10:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies · 811+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 7, 2010
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) says the U.S. government "will never" lose its sterling credit rating despite big budget deficits and a newly increased debt limit that now tops $14 trillion. [Snip] Moody's Investors Service recently issued a warning that the government's credit rating could eventually be in jeopardy if nation's finances don't improve. The cost of borrowing would increase significantly if the ratings service lowered the credit rating, also known as a bond rating, for U.S. Treasuries. Geithner tells ABC's "This Week" that will never happen.
  • Obama to Give $40 Million to Hamas run Organization

    02/06/2010 2:52:27 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 28 replies · 559+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 6th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The laundry list of Obama supporting the enemy is getting longer and longer. Three other recent articles that show us examples of this are “US Terror Blacklist Whitewashes Hamas, Enables Funding”, “Obama Welcomes Islamic Terrorist Into America”, and “Obama/Gates: We Recognize the Taliban”. Don’t blame me, I did not vote for him. United States to Donate $40 Million to UNRWA Feb/05/10
  • Fox News 'Hats Off' To FReeper Governsleast On Obama Admin Leak On Mutallab Talking

    02/06/2010 12:58:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,870+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On February 2nd, NBC correspondent Pete Williams announced Breaking News during the 5 PM ET edition of Hardball: the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Abdul Mutallab, was giving fresh, actionable information to the FBI which the United States is in turn "aggressively chasing down." Less than an hour later, this NewsBuster [AKA FReeper governsleast] blogged on the matter, wondering whether by leaking the news, "the Obama administration compromised national security," in an attempt to deflect the criticism it had been receiving for mirandizing Mutallab rather than treating him like the enemy combatant he is. On today's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim...
  • President Obama's Religion by Remote

    02/05/2010 6:50:31 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 23 replies · 730+ views
    President Obama doesn't need to step foot in a church to get his religion; it comes directly to his BlackBerry. Every day, the President receives "devotionals," or passages meant to bring one closer to God, from the head of his Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Joshua DuBois. "[W]hether it's a passage of scripture or a piece out of a book that I think he might be interested in or a prayer, it's something to start his day off on the right note," DuBois tells Fox. When he took office, Mr. Obama fought vehemently with his security staff to...
  • U.S. Combat Officers Under Fire For American Troop Deaths

    02/05/2010 6:02:29 PM PST · by JLWORK · 8 replies · 457+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | February 5, 2010 | John L. Work
    There is a saying in police work and in military service that certain very noxious, offensive substances always roll downhill. That is to say, foul-ups instigated by bad policy will always be blamed on the lowest possible links in the chain of command. Such is the case now in Afghanistan. Diana West writes extensively about U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal’s (pictured above with CIC Obama) “hearts and minds” Afghanistan counter-insurgency campaign: Sacrificing American lives by denying artillery and air support to our ground troops pinned down under heavy enemy fire is acceptable, because artillery and bombs may cause collateral damage...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • Obama Considered--and Rejected--Military Custody for Accused Underpants Bomber

    02/05/2010 4:46:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 397+ views ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    President Obama and senior advisers last month considered—and rejected—the notion that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused Christmas Day underpants bomber, should be handed over to the U.S. military for interrogation and detention, NEWSWEEK has learned. The subject of whether Abdulmutallab should be transferred to military custody came up at a meeting the president held in the White House Situation Room in early January, shortly before the Justice Department announced it would proceed against him in the civilian court system, according to little-noticed statements made by one or more "senior administration officials" who gave a background briefing to White House reporters...
  • Holder on Holder-AG is unconvincing about ‘his’ decisions on Christmas bomber.

    02/05/2010 4:39:32 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies · 294+ views
    National Review ^ | 2-5-2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy - Commentary
    Andrew C. McCarthy February 5, 2010 Holder on Holder AG is unconvincing about ‘his’ decisions on Christmas bomber.  Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement protocols on his interrogation, and to charge him in civilian court. He argues that the use of the criminal-justice system has been vindicated because the terrorist is...
  • Federal Court: No, the Government May Not Prevent Further Discovery of the Takeover of AIG

    02/05/2010 4:13:23 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 151 replies · 4,850+ views ^ | 02/05/10 | Frank Gaffney
    This week we broke the story of possible criminal wrongdoing in the government takeover of insurance giant AIG. In the last several months, the US government has tried, unsuccessfully, to throw out plaintiff Kevin Murray’s case, alleging that the government’s takeover of AIG puts it in the position of supporting and promoting Islam and Shariah finance. In the discovery process attorneys for Murray, David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise (of the Thomas More Law Center), discovered that the takeover itself may have been illegal, and have attempted to get Treasury Secretary under oath to try and untangle this mess. Again, the...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder's ignorance of terrorism--The AG is mistaking terrorists for common criminals

    02/05/2010 9:11:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 432+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2010 | Editorial
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. attorney general should read up on the history of terrorism. He might learn something. On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent a five-page letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, detailing his rationale for treating purported Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a criminal suspect rather than a terrorist detainee. The attorney general's defense betrays significant misreading of how the United States has dealt with terrorism in recent decades. Mr. Holder incredibly claims that policies treating terrorists as criminals "were not criticized when employed by previous Administrations [and] have been and remain...
  • United States to Donate $40 Million to UNRWA (0bama is funding terrorists and breaking America)

    02/05/2010 5:56:52 AM PST · by Tigen · 37 replies · 2,155+ views
    Israel National News ^ | February 5, 2010
    <p>The American funding comes despite a report commissioned by the European parliament, which showed that Hamas terrorists have been chosen by the agency's labor union to oversee its Gaza facilities, which was part of a Canadian decision last month to stop its UNRWA funding.</p>
  • GOP presses Holder on Justice's terrorism policies

    02/01/2010 7:47:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-2-2010 | Byron York
    GOP presses Holder on Justice's terrorism policies By: Byron York Chief Political CorrespondentFebruary 2, 2010 (AP photo) To Charles Grassley, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the questions seem pretty simple.How many of the political appointees now in charge of terrorist detainee issues at the Obama Justice Department were, not too long ago, lawyers and activists working on behalf of those very detainees? Who are they? Have they removed themselves from cases involving their former clients? The questions are particularly critical now, as Attorney General Eric Holder struggles to find a place to hold the trial of accused...
  • Trying terrorists: some facts (Dana Perino)

    02/01/2010 4:34:08 AM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 1,200+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-30 - 1-31-10 | Dana Perino, Bill Burck
    When it comes to trying terrorists on American soil since 9/11, let's all work from the same set of facts. This morning we've heard three people in the Sunday shows talking about the "hundreds" of terrorists that we have tried in US courts and hold in US prisons - as if KSM was just some regular Joe terrorist. Some facts: First, the only civilian trial of a 9/11 terrorist was Moussaoui who was arrested before 9/11 had even happened and before the President had authorized detaining terrorists as enemy combatants. Second, Moussaoui had his trial while the entire military commission...
  • Top Muslim group withholds tax records from IRS

    01/31/2010 7:17:40 PM PST · by Man50D · 15 replies · 797+ views ^ | January 31, 2010
    What is America's most prominent Muslim advocacy group hiding? The Council on American-Islamic Relations is delinquent in filing its tax returns by nearly two years, the IRS has confirmed, raising new suspicions the embattled nonprofit group is concealing from the American public details about its already shadowy financial activities. Washington-based CAIR, which receives revenue from Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, is required by federal law to file its tax returns annually with the IRS to maintain its tax-exempt status. However, it still has not filed its 2007 returns, according to the IRS. Its 2008 tax filing is also late....
  • Former CIA Chief Hayden Blasts Incompetent Obama Handling of Terrorists

    01/31/2010 3:23:00 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 523+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-10 | Mike's America
    He's the expert's expert on this issue and it's impossible to ignore his reasoning!In an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post Former CIA Director Michael Hayden describes how the political decisions taken by Obama and his Dept. of Justice have undermined our national security. Covering areas like CIA interrogations and the KSM trial, the op-ed deserves to be read in full. The following excerpts deal primarily with the issues raised by the handling of the Christmas Day aka "Underwear" Bomber: Obama administration takes several wrong paths in dealing with terrorism By Michael V. HaydenWashington Post Sunday, January 31, 2010 ...We got...
  • Soft on Terror (Krauthammer)

    01/29/2010 4:19:37 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 33 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | 1/29/2010 | Krauthammer
    he real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane -- that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration -- but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control of the U.S. government. After 50 minutes of questioning him, the Obama administration chose, reflexively and mindlessly, to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent. Which he immediately did, undoubtedly denying us crucial information about al-Qaeda in Yemen, which had trained, armed and dispatched him....
  • Shoe Bomber Case Resurfaces, Fuels National Security Debate

    01/28/2010 6:49:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies · 383+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | FoxNews
    Five months ago, British shoe bomber Richard Reid, who is serving a life sentence for his failed attempt in 2001 to blow up a trans-Atlantic airliner, was moved out of the isolation wing at the Supermax prison in Colorado -- prompting some conservative lawmakers to suggest that the Obama administration is making it possible for the self-proclaimed Al Qaeda terrorist to radicalize his fellow prisoners. Critics said the move was part of what they say is a troubling pattern in the administration to treat terrorists with kid gloves. "This decision is another product of the Obama administration's alarming effort to...