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84 Days Down, 97 to Go in Government’s “Certain” Terrorist Attack Time Frame

On February 2, 2010 the top 5 intelligence officials of the Obama administration told the Senate that an “attempted terrorist attack on the U.S. Homeland” within six months was not just a likelihood — it was “certain.” The intelligence officials followed up on this frightening claim with appeals for more money, more power and more [...]

2 Months Since Government Declared Attack in 6 Months to be Certain

It’s been two months and two days since officials from civilian and military intelligence agencies declared unanimously before the Senate that an attempted terrorist attack on the “U.S. Homeland” within six months was “certain.”

There’s been no such attack yet, and the days are ticking down on this event whose occurrence is agreed to be [...]

Certain Terrorist Attack Attempt on the US? Nearly 2 Months in and None Yet.

“Certain” is a very strong word. It doesn’t mean that an attack will “probably” happen. It doesn’t mean that it’s “likely” to happen. An event that is “certain” is destined to happen, 100% likely, absolutely unavoidable and inescapable.

So when five senior government officials tell you an event is “certain” to occur, then they’re [...]

Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. [...]

Why Doesn’t Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times:

Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts.

Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to trials because some detainees might not be found guilty [...]

Why Doesn't Obama Just Shoot Detainees in the Head?

New York Times:

Officials said the decision to proceed with military commissions came partly as a result of concerns that some detainees might not be successfully prosecuted in federal courts.

Roll that phrase around your brain a few times. Detainees will not be sent to trials because some detainees might not be found guilty in [...]