Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Always at war with Eastasia (a slight return)

Did you miss the top story at the Fair 'n' Balanced Network on Monday? That crazed Kenyan Muslim socialist is killing the turrists so fast we can't interrogate 'em!

White House's New Anti-Terror Strategy: Kill the Suspects?
Usama bin Laden has been killed. The U.S. is poised to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. And the Obama administration's shift in counterterrorism strategy from land wars to precision strikes and raids is raising concerns that the White House has adopted a policy of targeting killings for terror suspects.

... With no consistent policy on detention or prosecution, congressional and intelligence sources told Fox News that the preemptive option has apparently become the "kill" option.

Under President Obama's watch, multiple Al Qaeda operatives have been killed by the CIA or military strikes. ...

At a news conference last week, Obama insisted that gaining intelligence remained the priority. ... 

But with no new high-value captures, some analysts say intelligence is the long-term casualty.

So it has to be a relief to run across Tuesday's top story!

A member of an Al Qaeda-linked group was interrogated for two months by U.S. authorities on a Navy ship in the waters off the Horn of Africa, before being flown to the United States over the July 4 holiday to face prosecution in a civilian court, officials say.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, in his mid-twenties, was interrogated "extensively" and for "some time" by military personnel, and he provided useful intelligence, according to one source. He was advised of his Miranda rights at the time, according to an administration official, but U.S. law enforcement were ultimately able to interview him, and he continued to offer useful information, according to administration officials.

The news already has sparked outrage on Capitol Hill.

I'll just bet it has. He's interrogating the turrists so fast we can't kill 'em!

Don't mistake this for random advocacy of the Obama administration's frequently timid, status quo, hullo-trees-hullo-sky approach to foreign policy. It isn't. It's a humble suggestion that "whatever it is, I'm against it" might be a great song, but it isn't exactly policy reporting.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is turrists supposed to be ambiguous between terrorists and tourists? Because if Obama is killing the latter then I think we have a genuine news item.

6:23 AM, July 14, 2011  

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