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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

There is no conservative like a liberal who's been mugged: Lara Logan blasts Obama lies on Islam

I am sure that many of you remember Lara Logan, the CBS News reporter who was sexually assaulted by an Egyptian mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square a year and a half ago. Logan was the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon of the Chicago Better Government Association last week, and she blasted the Obama administration for lying to the American people about the threat that they face from militant Islam (Hat Tip: The Blaze).
Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.
“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent.
The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”
Logan stepped way out of the “objective,” journalistic role. The audience was riveted as she told of plowing through reams of documents, and interviewing John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and a Taliban commander trained by al-Qaida. The Taliban and al-Qaida are teaming up and recruiting new terrorists to do us deadly harm, she reports.
She made a passionate case that our government is downplaying the strength of our enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a rationale of getting us out of the longest war. We have been lulled into believing that the perils are in the past: “You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”
Our enemies are writing the story, she suggests, and there’s no happy ending for us. 


Logan even called for retribution for the recent terrorist killings of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials. The event is a harbinger of our vulnerability, she said. Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”
Unfortunately, I was not able to find video of Logan's talk on line. Two other speeches have been posted, but so far Logan's has not. I guess that President Obama still has friends in Chicago. 

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At 4:07 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Here's a YouTube video of Lara Logan on CBS 60 Minutes on September 30th.

This isn't the speech that Carl referenced but is is a video well worth watching. It's 15 minutes long, features her commentary and her interviewing American General Allen, the US commanding general in Afghanistan; Afghan Pres. Karzai; a top Taliban commander, in charge of the suicide bombing and so-called "insider attacks" that the Taliban commander says is their replacement military strategy for their failed IED campaign.

The one thing that Allen and Karzai seem to agree on is that Pakistan is what has saved Al Qaeda and the Taliban, who have received support from Pakistani Govt factions and sanctuaries for training and rest.

Without once mentioning Obama by name, Logan harshly criticizes him, his Administration for the failed policies that have caused this very tenuous state of affairs in Afghanistan.


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