Wow. Lara Logan, who in 2011 was brutally beaten, raped, and almost killed by a mob of animals as she covered the "Arab spring" in Cairo for CBS News, recently spoke very bluntly about the status of what we once called the war on terror and the Obama administration's white-washing of the dangers:
“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.That sounds more like Mark Steyn than it does the watered-down, barely-there "reporting" we've been getting from the liberal media since Obama took office.
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.”But "standing by and doing nothing about it" is precisely what President Obama is doing and no one expects anything different from him. By the way, are we ever going to find out what happened that night, and how Amb. Stevens really died? As far as I know, no one is even asking the questions.
If you come across a transcript of the entire speech, kindly pass it on.
Hat tip: Lonely Conservative
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the Buzzworthy link.
Mea culpa: I omitted the link to the SunTimes story, which I've now added above.
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