On October 10th Pakistani commandos had to raid their own army’s headquarters to dislodge 30 people held by Taliban hostage takers. The death toll ended up at 19 dead: six soldiers, two commandos, eight militant attackers and three captives. Naturally a government can make brutal decisions like that, but what of an international welfare organization working within a country? We may be finding out how that turns out. United Nations’ employees in Afghanistan have possibly been taken hostage by disguised Taliban. They’re holding them in a UN guesthouse, and the Taliban have announced responsibility. [...]
Then again, Obama's failure to act is a problem, right? James Lewis at American Thinker: O'Dawdler - Failing to decide is also to decide. Bummer for The One, the community organizer. When was the last time a community organizer did any good for anyone?
Phew! Boy, are we lucky! Our President has assured our troops in Afghanistan that he cares about their safety. Whaddaguy! That's sure different from that evil Bush.
No actually, it's not. It's much worse. Decisiveness matters. In war as in politics, timing is everything. Attack too late, and you're forced on the defensive. In Afghanistan, if the enemy knows where to find you, your troops will get blown up by roadside bombs, or they get assaulted in indefensible positions stuck with impossible rules of engagement. That's how you lose US soldiers.
Or they might get into helicopter crashes, because war zones are dangerous even with no enemy shooting.
There is a tide in the affairs of men... Miss that tide, and more people die. That's what generals are for, Mr. President. They know about choosing the best moment. It's not your pay grade. Just leave it to the generals, and don't second-guess them.
If Eisenhower had waited a week after D-Day, would the Normandy landing have been more successful? Only for those, like Messrs. Obama and Al Gore, who pretend to know the weather ahead of time, and who can "stop the riiiising of the oceans!" with the wave of their wizard wand. [...]
Obama. Bite me.
The Taliban has taken responsibility for an attack against a guest house used by U.N. staff in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Early reports place the death toll at seven. The Taliban claims it was an assault on the upcoming presidential election, of which they have also threatened any Afghanis that are willing to vote. [...]
It is a GOOD thing that the Taliban will be brought into the Afghanistan Government, Czarboe! GOOD JOB. Asshat.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A car bomb struck a busy market in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 93 people — mostly women and children — as visiting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged U.S. support for Islamabad's campaign against Islamic militants.
More than 200 people were wounded in the blast in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, the deadliest in a surge of attacks by suspected insurgents this month. The government blamed militants seeking to avenge an army offensive launched this month against al-Qaida and Taliban in their stronghold close to the Afghan border.
The bombing was the deadliest since explosions hit homecoming festivities for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi in October 2007, killing about 150 people. Bhutto was later slain in a separate attack. [...]
GOOD JOB Czarboe! Won't it be just fine when the Taliban come into the Afghanistan Government?
Go read Donald's article...it is short but the picture is cool. Obama has surpassed GWB's golfing in short order. I guess that's what community organizers do...play golf when the crap is hitting the fan. Maybe the Taliban is upset about the New York Times outs Karzai's brother as CIA agent. Ya never know. Good job, NYSlimes! No wonder their ratings are in the cesspools.
Here's the UNCONSTITUTIONAL SEC STATE:
WHO LISTENS TO THIS TURTLE TURD LICKER?
The USA is to blame so, there. Idiots.
[...] That came at a time when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was visiting Islamabad to discuss foreign relations with the Pakistani government.
This terror attack is no coincidence. The Taliban meant this mass murder to send a message to the Pakistani government and the United States. [...]
Why should the UN have a say in any security issue when they can’t even keep a Colonel Sanders lookalike out of their own building? [...]
Good question that.
[...] Shops burn following a deadly car bomb blast in Peshawar which ripped through a packed Pakistani market, slaughtering at least 86 people and underscoring the blood-drenched scale of the extremist threat as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits. (AFP/A Majeed)
Hillary Clinton continued to bash Bush today in Pakistan telling officials that the US is ready to “turn the page” from the previous administration’s security agenda.
My Way reported: [...]
Screw Hillary and Screw Obama. Bush did it. Morons. Bush did a lot of things that I disagreed with and still do but it was the defeatocrats and the DIDs that have created the current war-climate and they deserve everything that comes their way. Too bad for the Troops.
Bring them home now.
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Sic vis pacem para bellum
The libtards and the obamatards are really coming out with their ususal BS...
Hey… If you don’t have a good argument just accuse the other side of eating babies. [...]
A new defense appropriations bill includes a most curious clause that would provide payments to Taliban thugs who renounce their fight against the Afghan government. It's basically a bribe. [...]
He can't do anything about rising unemployment in this country, but it appears Barack Obama is ready to cut some checks for the Taliban. I wonder if they'll also be able to receive ObamaCare? [...]
Good job, Czarboe.