While Tiger Woods is the media’s Uh Oh! of the moment, there’s still two wars going on in which America is still involved. I know, surprised aren’t you? Iraq is mostly forgotten now since Obama declared EXIT!, though Biden is talking on the phone to the necessary people about the maybe upcoming elections, and bombs still go off and innocent people still die.
Afghanistan makes headlines still, but mostly in regard to Obama’s slooowwww decision-making process. If you don’t read newspapers other than NYT or LAT or get your news from the cable opinionators (I just can’t call it news reporting), you might not have any idea of the actual events that are actually transpiring there or what the Troops on the frontlines have to say. One must spend time surfing the web for actual reports coming from those intimately involved in the everyday war effort. MilBlogs and independent embeds have been giving us a look at the situation on the ground, but they rarely, if ever, make the “news”.
Obama To Announce Decision In Afghanistan
“Rationale”?? “Move forward”….by EXIT? What the hell did he just say?
Oh, and this one is a perfect example of why too many people don’t have a clue:
Obama’s Afghan Decision
But there is one reporter, Sarah A. Carter, who has been doing a pretty good job reporting on Afghanistan.
MAYWAND, Afghanistan | President Obama’s pending decision to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan weighs heavily on U.S. forces already on the ground.
A Washington Times reporter and photographer spent much of October - the deadliest month for American troops there thus far - with U.S. Army soldiers in southern Afghanistan, who spoke openly of the need for more boots on the ground, the more and sooner the better.
Sgt. Yost also reiterated the need for more troops on the ground.
“We’re soldiers, and we’re going to follow our commanders. All I can say is that I hope the people in the U.S. understand that we need some more help out here. We can really make a difference if we get the people we need.”
“To us, they’re not just numbers; they’re our friends,” the commander said.
“We can make a difference. … Why is there even a debate to send more troops out here? It’s what we really need. We need more troops.”
“…Republicans are likely to fault Obama for arriving at a number 6,000 troops short of the 40,000 sought by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Liberal Democrats, many of whom supported Obama precisely because he was an early opponent of the Iraq war, will likely lambaste him for escalating another far-flung conflict. Liberals say Obama should lean more on diplomacy and economic development since trying to control Afghanistan with force has proven futile throughout history….”
US veterans lobby against Afghan deployment - 28 Nov 09
Interesting that this video starts out with Pro-surge Veterans, yet use the word “against” in it’s title. And I just love the last sentence you hear: “Did we go the wrong way?” No slant here!! Nope, None at all.
Shouldn’t the bottom line here be what is best for our Troops to be victorious and not someone’s political-play agenda? Apparently not…more’s the shame.
A federal appeals court in Washington DC Tuesday affirmed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acted properly in refusing to disclose 52 post-mortem images of al Qaeda Osama bin Laden as the images were properly classified as Top Secret.
The case was brought against the CIA and the US Department of Defense (DOD) by Judicial Watch, a non-partisan organization that aims to promote transparency, accountability, and integrity within the legal and political spheres, and which operates under the motto: “Because [...]
The US government released its latest report on religious freedom in Spain.
Prepared by the US State Department, the report is an annual survey of how religious tolerance and freedoms fare in different nations across the world.
“The [Spanish] Constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom. However, some local government policies restrict the religious freedom of minority religious groups, including Muslims,” states the document released in Washington on Monday.
It cites instances in some cities where Muslim groups charge that special [...]
A Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of [...]
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How to post "live" URL in posts at PFA............. Adding URLs in blog posts that are not "live" is a waste of everyone's time.....
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