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White House Misleading Nation on Al Qaeda Threat?

dweimaraner Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:27 AM
Ms. Pavlich, what exactly are your credentials on national security and international relations? Do you have a degree in any of these areas of expertise or have you at least studied, in your spare time, any of the many theories surrounding IR? It seems you are nothing but a blogger with wild opinions based on disputed facts with no serious background on anything you comment on......much like most Townhall employees,,,besides Sowell.
shubi_ Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:33 AM
I have a security background and Katie is right. If you expect everyone to have a degree in some specific area before they can write about it, you are as nuts as the WashCompost:

The latest al-Qaeda bomb plot targeting U.S. aircraft was unraveled from inside the terrorist group by operatives working on behalf of the CIA and its counterparts in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, said U.S. and Middle Eastern officials.
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Releasing information like this is treasonous.

Two weeks ago and just days before the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, we were told by the Obama administration that the "war on terror" is over.

"The war on terror is over," one senior State Department official who works on Mideast issues told me. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."  (In a Tuesday night update to this post, White House spokesman...