Monday, March 28, 2005
WTF??!! Please Tell Me This Isn't So...
How a Lone Diplomat Compromised the Hunt for Bin Laden :
WASHINGTON - A lone U.S. ambassador compromised America's hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan for more than two years, The New York Sun has learned.
Ambassador Nancy Powell, America's representative in Pakistan, refused to allow the distribution in Pakistan of wanted posters, matchbooks, and other items advertising America's $25 million reward for information leading to the capture of Mr. bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders.
Instead, thousands of matchbooks, posters, and other material - printed at taxpayer expense and translated into Urdu, Pashto, and other local languages - remained "impounded" on American Embassy grounds from 2002 to 2004, according to Rep. Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois.
If this story is accurate, Ms. Powell has much to answer for. What a joke, but then again most school teachers turned diplomats usually are. Don't get me wrong, school teachers are great... I just don't think they should be riding the 'Tip fo the Spear' in the War on Terror.
What are they going to do, paddle the terrorists? Better yet, send them to the corner?
posted by El Capitan at 9:25 AM
Really, until all of our citizens get serious about the GWOT we can expect this. Unfortunately, most of the left-leaners (teachers included here, maybe?) think this is a political football to be kicked around. This is serious business and until we start pushing these people hard, our coutnry is vulnerable to attack. Read Treason by Anne Coulter...she covers the treason of the left quite well.
I will have on on you at my first opportunity...cheers. MM