Thursday, February 18, 2010


We know that we're getting some great intelligence from the Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. He's talking, in part, because his parents got him to speak because they believe in the U.S. legal system (and not because of the threat of torture). Then came the arrest of Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s military commander and the deputy to Mullah Muhammad Omar, the movement’s founder. This capture came as a result of a joint operation by the C.I.A. and Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, ISI.

This morning the NY Times is reporting that over the past few days two senior Taliban leaders - also known as "shadow governors" in their northern Afghanistan regions - were arrested inside Pakistan. I'm just wondering how long it will take Fox News and/or the Republicans to spin this success into their now predictable Miranda warning death spiral.

Seriously. We could capture or kill every al Qaeda member, and their copycat wannabes, and Fox News would probably run with the headline, "Obama Asleep at the Wheel ... al Qaeda Masterminds Still Hiding in Hitler-like Bunkers?"

- Mark

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