A Democratic congressman offered a curious analogy on Monday to explain why the U.S. is dealing with the Taliban — apparently comparing them to soldiers in the American Revolution. According to sources, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., made the comparison during a House briefing late Monday with administration officials on […] Click here to view original web page at www.foxnews.com Read More »
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I have spent a good deal of time considering how to approach this column. We know about the “fog of war” when first reports of action are typically incorrect because of the confusion borne of people shooting at each other… Click here to view original web page at www.cnsnews.com Read More »
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee accused Republicans of “grasping at straws” in their criticism of the Bowe Bergdahl case and “nitpicking” over the number of Taliban exchanged for his release. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) accused GOP senators, specifically Susan Collins (R-Maine), of saying “we should leave a member of our armed forces who was in the midst ... Read More »
Now that the US has managed to get themselves into this Bowe Bergdahl mess, there’s one party that’s giddy with joy: the Taliban, which told TIMEmagazine that they looked forward to kidnapping more Americans in the hopes of trading them for more imprisoned insurgents. (What is the jihadist equivalent of “Christmas”?) “It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,” ... Read More »
The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody, officials have announced. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sources said. Bergdahl, 28, was so grateful for his release that reportedly broke down in ... Read More »
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The Daily Beast’s Dean Obeidallah really wants his readers to believe that Taliban-style Sharia Law is threatening America, only, of course, it's coming from evangelical Christians. In a February 18th piece, Obeidallah hyperventilates how “Mainstream conservatives are trying to bring America’s laws into agreement with ‘God’s law’.”
The piece began with Obeidallah whining that...
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It is already America's longest war, but a new draft of a key U.S.- Afghan security deal reveals plans for military forces to stay on indefinitely in Afghanistan- costing the taxpayer tens of billions.
The wide ranging document, obtained by NBC News, outlines plans to stay on until 2024 'and beyond' - maintaining bases in Afghanistan and paying to support and train hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.
Afghan officials hope that up to 15,000 American troops will remain in the country after the scheduled 2014 withdrawl date as the United States faces a never-ending war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the war torn nation...