Thursday, January 07, 2010

In Which I Actually Praise The Weekly Standard

Credit where credit is due: The Weekly Standard is apparently the only news outlet that's noticed this:
But the media is missing the bigger story in Yazid’s speech [praising the suicide bombers who killed CIA agents]...

Al Qaeda has confirmed that Abdullah Said al Libi the leader of the Lashkar al Zil, or the Shadow Army, the terror group's military organization along the Afghan and Pakistani border was among those killed. Al Libi is one of al Qaeda’s most senior commanders and was behind al Qaeda most brazen and deadly attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. For more on al Libi, his successor, Ilyas Kashmiri, and the Lashkar al Zil, see this report at The Long War Journal.

When US Fighters killed Japanese Admiral Yamamoto in World War II it was front page news. Time magazine opined that

When the name of the man who killed Admiral Yamamoto is released, the U.S. will have a new hero. Said one veteran of Pacific service: "The only better news would be a bullet through Hitler."

But our so-called "liberal" media--you know, the people who are supposedly "in the tank" for Obama--are apparently more interested in Crasher-gate, Tiger Woods' mistresses, and serving as stenographers for political opportunists like Hoekstra, DeMint and Cheney who are the real people trying to pretend that we're not at war...and furthermore, pretending we never score any victories.

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