Monday, September 19, 2011

Fwd: War on Terror

From: larry.r.trout

'There's a lot to report on President Obama's very own "War on Terror." He's not calling it that, of course. But it's spreading fast from Afghanistan to southern Arabia, the Horn of Africa and even to Nigeria and West Africa, if the testimony of the general who leads the US Africa Command is to be believed. Ten years after 9/11, maybe the "War on Terror" really and truly will never, ever end.

First, an important new report from the Open Society Foundations and the Liaisons Office tells us that the administration's night raids in Afghanistan are deadlier than previously thought, creating swelling anger in that country (and, no doubt, more insurgents and "terrorists" than before)

Second, just two days after the New York Times reported on a bitter internal struggle inside the White House and the Obama administration over limits on the use of force against suspected terrorists overseas, Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, delivered a speech that suggested that there were few limits, indeed, to that use of force.'

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