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So, who’s weak on terrorism now?

The Taliban’s top military commander has been arrested in a secret joint US-Pakistani operation in Karachi, Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was a close associate of Osama bin Laden, and is the highest-level Taliban figure to be arrested since the war in Afghanistan started, back in 2001.

So, how long do we have to wait before Cheney apologizes for his repeated accusations that Obama’s approach to fighting terrorism is putting the US at risk? With this news, it seems like Obama’s approach is working far better than anything Bush and Cheney were able to come up with — especially their belligerent macho posturing and distain for diplomacy or international cooperation.

UPDATE: Two more senior Taliban leaders were just arrested in Pakistan and now US Marines have seized what appears to be a Taliban headquarters (including photos of Taliban fighters, Taliban-issued ID cards, and diplomas from a training camp in Pakistan). That means that Obama has caught more Taliban leaders in one month than Bush and Cheney did in six years. Does that mean that Obama now gets to stand up in front of a big sign that says “Mission Accomplished” and laugh his ass off?

UPDATE 2: Colin Powell, Secretary of State under Bush, says that Cheney’s claims that Obama is making the country less safe are false.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    If Dick Cheney and Faux News say that Obama is weak on terrorism, then it is true. That is all the average American needs to hear. If Iraq has weapons of mass destruction according to the media even though it was never proven, then it is true.

    Friday, February 19, 2010 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  2. It’s just like advertising. Always market your product as the best at doing exactly what it doesn’t. Got a drink that makes people fat? Label it as “diet.” Got a news organization that panders to a specific political ideology? Label it as “fair and balanced.”

    Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  3. Sammy wrote:


    “Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is not the high ranking Taliban operative the Obama administration makes him out to be.” OR, how about…

    “This joint operation was set in motion during the Bush administration. George W. Bush should bask in the glory of his triumph.”

    ~~signed, Fox News, Sean Hannity, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingrahm, Ann Coulter, George Will, et al.

    Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink