'The tragedy of Afghanistan'
A good anti-Rummy rant is justified.
But Hub Blog will refrain. …
But I won't refrain from commenting on Sunday's top NYT story
that seemed to have all the elements of another Dick Cheney caper -- except the article couldn't identify the mysterious CIA program Cheney allegedly was trying to conceal. The WSJ
advanced the story yesterday: It was a non-fully operational program to capture or kill Al Qaeda leaders, launched in the immediate days after 9/11. I don't know about you, but I would have expected nothing less. I still hope we nail Osama et gang to the cave wall. The NYT is backpeddling a bit today.
It should be. The original article played on anti-Cheney stereotypes right from the start -- not that there aren't legitimate anti-Cheney stereotypes out there. ... BTW: President Obama is engaging in a similar program today. But instead of using handguns or poison darts, he's authorized Predator drone attacks against selected human targets -- and I don't hear people describing those pushing the buttons as "assasination squads."