A SOBERING REFLECTION, OUTSIDE THE WIRE
Self-embedded journo J.D. Johannes sends reactions from Helmand Province, Afghanistan. No dance of jubilation here.
NOTHING FROM NOTHING LEAVES NOTHING
Acerbic journo Christopher Hitchens (peace be upon him, plus a miraculous cure of his cancer through the intervention of Blessed John Henry Newman.....) weighs in on the Bin Laden take-down. Can't argue with anything here.
This just in: NO CORPSE PHOTO RELEASE
A caller to Rush, in a dandy New York accent, just described us as "a nation of milksops". Well, not the whole nation. Just the shrinking violets in this photo -- that's not everybody, mind you. Who's the smallest, most pouty-looking guy in the room? :
Rush just now asks the $64 billion question: if the Navy Seals had put women's underwear on Osama's head, would the administration and Dick Durbin have demanded the release of the photos?
Rush -- such a tease.
This just in:
Some IDIOT REPUBLICAN -- Mike Rogers, House Republican Intelligence Committee Chairman, speaks on 60 Minutes this Sunday.
Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet.
Two words for you, Representative Rogers: Menchaca and Tucker.
Think I'll send Mr. Rogers an email to his Beltway neighborhood.
PRESIDENT DRAGGED KICKING AND SCREAMING
A slight exaggeration, but only that. According to "White House Insider" this was not so much a "gutsy decision" on the President's part, but a decision forced down his guts by E.T. (Leon Panetta, resident grown-up) and others with a better-developed sense of world affairs. And the ditherer-in-chief still took 16 hours and a nap to make up his mind about it. We have that from Britain's Daily Mail -- and aren't we tired of hearing top-line U.S. stories only from people overseas?
White House Insider is an unidentified internet source, with a long history of exposing chaos and incompetence inside the Obama administration, whose reports are published on a few different third-party sites. He or she is apparently a big Hillary Fan, so not some plant from Fox News or other Traitors to America (/sarcasm on).
I just discovered him/her only yesterday, and can make no claims for validity, but have since found that someone as savvy and sage as Roger Simon pays serious attention, and has urged the dude/dudess to come out of the shadows.
Some background here. One to watch for, I'm guessing.
PAKISTAN CLAIMS TO HAVE INFORMED U.S.
ABOUT BIN LADEN HIDEOUT IN 2009
Again from the Brits, at Sky News.
We report, you decide.
Oh say can you see
Which so proudly we hail
Facing east on our knees.