Archive for January, 2008

Jan 31 2008

McMentum

The far right, as evidences by the ever shrill and panicky MarK Levin, is learning a very tough lesson. As I pointed out in an earlier post the hyper-partisans left and right have been competing to see who can insult and repulse the moderate middle the most (for daring not be ideologues and instead supporting […]

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Jan 31 2008

Update On Pakistan Missile Strike

Well it appears someone got a high level al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, though I was hoping for someone nearer to the top (but was not expecting it): A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, senior Western counter-terrorism officials say. News of Libi’s death first emerged on a website used by […]

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Jan 31 2008

GOP Reconciliation Ain’t Happening

I was listening to Laura Ingrahm on the way in and she is trying to adjust to the McCain nomination, but it just ain’t happening. She wanted to know how to build a bridge between the hyper-conservatives and the moderate conservatives. It is an easy question to answer – try some respect. She was trying, […]

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Jan 31 2008

What Happens When Political Actions Don’t Impress, They Embarrass?

It has been a stunning couple of years to watch the GOP and Democrat parties disintegrate into rabid hyper-partisanship and cut throat (and can we just admit it – juvenile) tactics. I have seen the meltdown of our supposed leaders, transforming them from people who impress to people who are an embarrassment. The mood of […]

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Jan 31 2008

Missile Strike In Pakistan Was Aimed At al-Qaeda

Here is an update from Reuters regarding two recent posts of mine (here

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Jan 30 2008

High Value Target Killed In Pakistan

I noted yesterday that there was an intriguing military operation in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region which had the earmarks of an armed Predator attack. Today ABC News is reporting we may have taken out a single high valued individual: Pakistani intelligence sources say they believe a “high-value” al Qaeda target was killed in a missile […]

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Jan 30 2008

Iraq War Front Updates

Good news continues to come out of Iraq today. The purge of al-Qaeda in its last havens in Northern Iraq have resulted in the killing of another senior al-Qaeda leader: As Operation Phantom Phoenix and its subordinate operations progress in central and northern Iraq, Coalition forces confirmed killing a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader […]

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Jan 30 2008

Initial Talk Radio Reactions To McCain’s FL Win

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Chris Corr (sp?) seems to have figured it all out this morning. He noted that McCain is the probable GOP nominee after his win in FL and really questioned those who would sit out and let Hillary become president. He also took Rush and Hannity to task for their demeaning comments about independents and those […]

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Jan 30 2008

Pakistan War Front Update

Lots happening in Pakistan. I posted earlier on a report that the number one suspect in Benazir Bhutto’s killing and a charismatic leader of the Taliban/al-Qaeda movement in Pakistan had been ‘sacked’ by Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Here’s an update to the news Baitullah Meshud has created a break within the militant community.It seems that […]

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Jan 30 2008

GOP Purity Wars Must End – Or Else Welcome Dem President

The purity warriors (sometimes I like to jab them as the Mary Poppins conservatives who are practically perfect in every way) have a decision to make today and into the future. Do they want a seat at the table of power or are they going to leave the conservative coalition? They have been ranting and […]

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