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April 27, 2010 — Carl Levin questioning Daniel Sparks – Former Goldman Sachs Mortgages Department Head.
December 30, 2009
Rachel Maddow – questioning during KSM’s torture 1/2
Rachel reveals that the questioning of KSM was “focused on trying to establish a link between al Qaeda and Iraq and we were not being successful in establishing a link between al Qaeda and Iraq. The more frustrated people got in not being able to establish this link… there was more and more pressure to resort to measures that might produce more immediate results.”
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Desperate Obama voters embrace whatever points towards change to believe in. So I perked up when learning voices other than war-happy Bush leftovers are getting President Obama’s ear on Afghanistan. Could our commander-in-chief take command, reevaluate his rash campaign promise to escalate, even defy gung ho warriors keen to duplicate another surge of mismatched troops against phantom insurgents? Despite conceding the corrupt, puppet Karzai government poses a mission threat equal to the Taliban, Gen. McChrystal imagines more visible Yank invaders will shore up disintegrating chaos caused by our presence and a pathetic lackey.
Who leads this “fewer soldiers, more targeted counterinsurgency” pitch? None other than butt of late-night jokes, Joe Biden, spurred by Sen. Carl Levin, his superior in foreign affairs. If Biden Democrats win the argument they lost last Spring, Obama could then rebuff McChrystal’s aggressively leaked ultimatum (surge or utter failure); it’s not as if the 21,000 newbies fulfilled their mission: the guarantee the election wouldn’t be a farce (it was).