The fact that Krugman, Frank Rich, et al. feel comfortable spitting venom at the right week after week in the NYT and then pointing fingers at FNC for “incitement” when some nut pops off can only be explained, I think, by their belief that no one who reads a cosmopolitan leftist newspaper like the Times would ever do anything as gauche as pulling a gun on someone from the other side. That is to say, this is as much about Krugman’s and his audience’s perceptions of their own elitism as anything else. Either that or Krugman thinks he’s incapable of inciting anyone because he’s incapable of persuading anyone. In which case it’s high time he found a new line of work, no?
Exit question via Christine Flowers: How come all jihadist killers act alone but all “right-wing” killers have a million accomplices?
84 Afghan girls hospitalized in apparent poisoning
MUHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan – At least 84 Afghan schoolgirls were admitted to a hospital Tuesday for headaches and vomiting in the third apparent poison attack on a girls school in as many weeks, officials and doctors said.
The students were lining up outside their school in northeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning when a strange odor filled the school yard, and one girl collapsed, said the school’s principal, who was herself in a hospital bed gasping for breath as she described the event…
…At least 98 patients were admitted from Aftab Bachi school, including the principal, 11 teachers and two cleaners, said Khalid Enayat, the hospital’s deputy director. He said about another 30 students were being monitored to see if they developed symptoms, although they were not admitted to the hospital. An official earlier said 89 schoolgirls had been hospitalized.
Tuesday’s apparent attack is the third alleged poisoning at a girls’ school in less than three weeks. It comes one day after 61 schoolgirls and one teacher from a school in neighboring Parwan province were admitted to a hospital after complaining of sudden illness. They were irritable, confused and weeping, and several of the girls passed out.
In a 2002 CNN interview, Eric Holder had this to say concerning detainees’ rights:
Quite a contrast compared to what he believes now.
Asked just minutes into his confirmation hearings whether waterboarding qualified as torture, Holder was unequivocal in his response.
“If you look at the history of the use of that technique used by the Khmer Rouge, used in the inquisition, used by the Japanese and prosecuted by us as war crimes, we prosecuted our own soldiers in Vietnam, I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, waterboarding is torture,” said the former deputy Attorney General.
Holder and Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy subsequently went through a checklist of sorts as to where the legal limits of interrogation measures stood.
Would other counties have the authority to torture captured U.S. citizens if they deemed it a national security threat?
“No, they would not,” replied Holder. “It would violate the international obligations that I think all civilized nations have agreed to, the Geneva Conventions.”
I can assure you from personal experience, having been waterboarded 3 times during SERE training, that it is not torture. I can also tell you that during SERE training we were also subjected to many of the other enhanced interrogation techniques that also do not meet the criteria of torture.
Holder, Obama and their like minded liberals continue to live in their liberal fantasy land and think that in using these techniques, we somehow are on the same level as the enemy who beheads, disembowels our dead soldiers and turns them into IEDs, and burns our dead and drags them through the streets.
And while they live in their fantasy land safe and sound, remember it was through the use of these techniques that they continue to sleep in their comfy beds curled up with their Raggedy Ann dolls and sucking their thumbs. The only thing Obama has accomplished is to give the enemy another recruiting tool.
David Rivkin, a constitutional lawyer and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, released a statement Friday saying the release of four memos provides a “great benefit” to the former president.”This data is analyzed in great detail to establish that the use of these techniques does not inflict either physical or psychological damage,” said Rivkin, who served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. “The conclusions (the) memos reach — that the specific interrogation techniques used by the CIA did not constitute torture — are eminently reasonable.”
…Rivkin said releasing the memos “rendered (the interrogation techniques) essentially unusable in the future,” since U.S. enemies will train their operatives to “withstand” the techniques.
There you go, the enemy can now train for waterboarding and other enhanced techniques, but how do we train for beheading?
How do you trust an Attorney General whose opinion changes with the political winds? You don’t!
One would think this would be quite newsworthy especially given Obama’s ever-changing position on Israel and “Palestine” as well as the controversial tape of the junior senator from Illinois at a dinner party with former PLO operative Rashid Khalidi that the Los Angeles Times is refusing to make public.
Yet, according to a Google News search, only USA Today and AP have published anything about this matter.
It’s important to note that there is no such thing as “free speech” in the Gaza Strip; the terrorist group Hamas keeps an iron grip on media. This story could not have gone out, and “Abu Jayab” could not have appeared in it, without Hamas’ explicit cooperation and approval. This is an endorsement of Barack Obama by Hamas.
Thanks to Evan Coyne Maloney for producing IndoctrinateU. This is a scene deleted from the final version of the film, but is well worth viewing. Barack Obama continues to see nothing wrong with his association with these terrorists, clearly bringing into question his judgement and ability to lead this nation.
Perhaps Barack Obama doesn’t understand the job description of the presidency. The oath of office states that the president will protect and defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. How is it possible that he can campaign for Raila Odinga, a man who is an avowed Communist and that has aligned himself with the Islamist minority in Kenya? How can Obama justify promoting a man who has vowed to end cooperation with the U.S. in the war on terror?
There are striking similarities in the campaign rhetoric of both Obama and Odinga.
In 2006, as a member of the US Senate, Barack Obama campaigned for Raila Odinga in Kenya at taxpayers expense! Here is a video of who Raila Odinga is, what his relationship is to Obama, and what Obama did on tax payers dollars.
A federal judge today ordered that 17 Chinese Muslims held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison be released into the United States by Friday, agreeing with the detainees’ attorneys that the Constitution bars holding the men indefinitely without cause. …
Justice Department lawyer John O’Quinn asked Urbina to stay the order for a week, giving the government time to evaluate its options and file an appeal. Urbina rejected that request and ordered the Uighurs to appear in his courtroom for a hearing on Friday. He said he would then release them into the custody of 17 Uighur families living in the Washington area.
O’Quinn said the legal ramifications from the order are complex and that he wants time to consult with officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Under existing U.S. law, immigration authorities may be forced to take the Uighurs into custody shortly after they arrive in the United States, O’Quinn said. The Justice Department alleges they have ties to a group that has been designated a terrorist organization by the government.
Urbina chastised O’Quinn for suggesting that the government might take the Uighurs into custody for a second time.
Ah yes, another stellar Clinton appointee to the federal bench. This is why everyone needs to understand how a vote for the presidency reaches far beyond the White House.
The seventeen men were captured in Pakistan after fleeing Afghanistan during the 2001-2 campaign to topple the Taliban and fight al-Qaeda. The judge said that the government had unreliable evidence to show them as a threat to the United States. If living in terrorist camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan doesn’t provide prima facie evidence of just that kind of threat, it’s difficult to know what Urbina needs.
Obama’s defenders rely on the “guilty by association” defense to shield him from his relationship with Bill Ayers and other radicals. Unfortunately for Obama, he is guilty of associating with these people. The radicals with whom he has allied himself have stated their goal was the overthrow of the U.S. Government by any means neccessary.
To ignore the ideology and goals of these groups and to accept them as “model citizens” today, shows a willingness to accept their means of achieving their goals.
“I cannot honestly say, however, that the voice in this book is not mine-that I would tell the story differently today than I did ten years ago…” –
Preface to the 2004 edition of his book “Dreams From My Father”
While the mainstream media goes out of its way in an attempt to create racial overtones in the McCain campaign, where none exists, they have chosen to ignore the words of their annointed candidate. It seems that the Obamessiah has some problems with whitey.
Dan Caplisreports on Barack Obama’s negative racial views, and other important revelations about Obama. This report is even more revealing than the Jeremiah Wright tapes, because it is based on Barack Obama’s own words.
Some will certainly try to claim that Senator Obama really doesn’t believe the things he said in his book, however, it is fair to assume that Barack Obama believes what he wrote. He was a 33 year old lawyer when the book was published, but Obama reaffirmed his writings in a preface to the 2004 edition.
“That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some.It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know that they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn.” Pg 80
And, Barack Obama also said white people have demons:
“So I read the book to help me understand what makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate.” Pg 103
Barack Obama also said that,
“Black Nationalism- “a steady attack on the white race”-is justified if it can deliver results.” Pgs 198-201
There are many more quotes and statements thatDan Caplis has documented along with audio of Obama. You can read them and listen to them here.