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The Morally Degenerate Sociopath’s Defense of Counter-Terrorism….

Fellow League blogger Ethan’s post about the Obama foreign policy dredges up perhaps the biggest tension point regarding Obama’s foreign policy: Counter-Terrorism policy. Somewhat coincidentally Administration Counter-Terrorism Adviser John Brennan gave a speech on Monday further clarifying the Administration’s CT policy. As noted by Bush Administration legal adviser Jack Goldsmith, this comes as an additional…

A “Total Miscarriage of Justice”

Image via Wikipedia That’s how incoming House homeland security chair Pete King described the Ghailani trial. Ghailani (pictured) was, of course, found guilty on only one of the 285 charges brought against him, and consequentially got off with a light slap on the wrist: twenty years to life imprisonment. So why did the prosecution wind…

Quote for the Day

Marc Lynch, writing about the (non)coverage in the Arab press of the failed Detroit airplane bombing and its implications: The Arab media’s indifference to the story speaks to a vitally important trend. Al-Qaeda’s attempted acts of terrorism simply no longer carry the kind of persuasive political force with mass Arab or Muslim publics which they…