The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Send Ben Sasse to Afghanistan

Give him a rifle and a one-way ticket to Kabul: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after it was reported that the U.S. is withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Headlines about ‘bringing the boys home’ sound good, but that’s not what’s […]

Democrats: Pro-Iran or Anti-American?

  Nancy Pelosi wants a vote to express her love of America’s enemies: The House will vote on a resolution limiting President Trump’s military actions toward Iran following his decision to launch a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday. Pelosi told Democratic members in a letter that […]

‘We Will Not Set Arbitrary Timelines’: Kellogg Has Skin in Afghanistan Game

National security advisor retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg.   President Trump’s decision to send 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan has enraged some of his supporters, who see it as a broken promise, as he had frequently criticized the Obama administration’s policy during the campaign. What is Trump’s Afghanistan strategy? His national security adviser, retired […]

Obama Policy Defends ‘Boy Play’ in Afghanistan; U.S. Troops Punished

Apparently, this is what “Hope and Change” looks like: Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not […]

Afghanistan Resists Modernity

Does this really surprise anyone? More than 12 years after the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban and deprive al Qaeda of a base operations, the sexual abuse of Afghanistan children has reached an all-time high, according to the U.S. State Department. The department’s 2013 Country Report on Human Rights in Afghanistan, which was […]

Obama Administration Gets Its Benghazi On Over In Afghanistan

by Smitty This is just despicable: KABUL — A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops are being denied U.S. visas allotted by Congress because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives. But the interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials […]

Killer Pedophile

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But this isn’t about that. Pat Dollard shares Mustafa Kazemi’s account of this deadly atrocity: The story came from a village in Khashrood district of Nimruz province in Afghanistan. . . . The girl was one of the several daughters of a man in his late 30s. For an unknown […]

‘Green on Blue’: Two U.S. Special Forces Troops Killed in Afghanistan Attack

NBC News reports from Kabul: Two U.S. service members were killed and at least eight others were injured Monday in a possible insider attack at a special forces site in Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials said. The shooting occurred at a U.S. special operations outpost in Wardak province in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The […]

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