Taliban’s number two not being questioned by top U.S. interrogation team

posted at 9:55 pm on February 26, 2010 by Allahpundit

This would be the same interrogation team — the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group — that was created last August as a kinder, gentler version of the Bush/Cheney CIA Inquisition, yet somehow wasn’t up and running in time to question Abdulmutallab after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Flight 253.

Fast-forward two months and the HIG is now ready to roll. So why aren’t they in Pakistan questioning Mullah Baradar? Well, funny thing: No one seems to know why.

[S]ome sources say that U.S. intelligence personnel in Pakistan, who are believed to include both CIA and military counterterrorism experts, were not given access to Baradar until more than a week after his capture. Obama administration officials now say that Baradar is talking a little, that U.S. personnel in Pakistan do have access to him, and that any intelligence that has been squeezed out of him has been shared with American representatives.

But five U.S. officials, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, tell Declassified that the HIG—which the Obama administration has billed as a less-controversial alternative to the Bush administration’s use of secret CIA prisons and “enhanced” interrogation techniques that human rights advocates had described as torture—is not being deployed to participate in the questioning of Mullah Baradar.
Some of the officials say they find this puzzling, since Baradar, who before his capture served as the Afghan Taliban’s top military commander, is widely believed to possess information that might be very useful to U.S. and allied forces fighting his Taliban comrades in Afghanistan…

Two [U.S.] officials say their understanding was that the reason that HIG personnel had not been sent to question Baradar was because Pakistan’s government was reluctant to allow them to do so. However, two other officials say that the Obama administration did not ask Pakistan for permission to send a HIG team to question Baradar, though these officials would offer no explanation for why the administration would not want to use HIG in this case. A White House official declined to comment on the matter. A Pakistani Embassy spokesman had no immediate official comment.

If he’s not talking (much) then I have to assume the Fox News item linking the capture of Maulvi Kabir to Baradar was bogus. As for why the HIG hasn’t been deployed, for my own peace of mind I’m going to assume it’s because Pakistan refuses to give top U.S. interrogators access to a guy who could, after all, spill a lot of secrets about ISI’s deep involvement with jihadist outfits like the Taliban. Although…

The Afghan government said Thursday that Pakistani authorities have agreed to hand over several suspected insurgents whom Pakistan has taken into custody, including the Taliban’s No. 2 commander.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a member of the Taliban’s high leadership council, and others in custody will be extradited under a prisoner-exchange agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan officials said. Lawyers in both countries are negotiating the deal and prisoner lists are being drawn up, officials said.

The prisoner swap would give Afghanistan access to several top Taliban leaders who could provide a treasure trove of information about the insurgency that U.S. troops are battling in southern Afghanistan. Once the prisoners are in Afghan custody, U.S. officials would probably be able to interrogate them.

If Pakistan’s going to extradite him then (hopefully) he’s going to blab to the HIG anyway, so why not bring them in and let him do it now? Maybe, in order to secure Baradar’s transfer to Afghanistan, Obama had to agree to let Pakistan handle the early questioning knowing that the HIG would have a full crack at the guy once he was in Kabul? Or maybe O knows that the Pakistanis are apt to get rough with Baradar and doesn’t want his guys on the premises when it happens? Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems? Help me out here. This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?


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This isn’t going to end well for us.

chemman on February 26, 2010 at 9:59 PM

This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?

No way…with “2 million jobs saved or created” Obama and JOE BIDEN in charge, what could possibly go wrong.

AUINSC on February 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems?

I’m betting on this.

txag92 on February 26, 2010 at 10:01 PM

It’s okay…when the other foot drops, it will be bush’s fault.

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Maybe, in order to secure Baradar’s transfer to Afghanistan, Obama had to agree to let Pakistan handle the early questioning knowing that the HIG would have a full crack at the guy once he was in Kabul? Or maybe O knows that the Pakistanis are apt to get rough with Baradar and doesn’t want his guys on the premises when it happens? Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems? Help me out here. This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?

I’ve got a chicken I just picked up at the grocery store for ya….

lovingmyUSA on February 26, 2010 at 10:06 PM

This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?

No. Sorry. We’re doomed. But, hey, you can at least make a snow man this weekend!

SouthernGent on February 26, 2010 at 10:06 PM

This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?

Of course it is, I am not sure why anyone would believe that the HIG team is ready to go. I bet it looks great on the organizational chart though. If he is holding them back because he thinks Pakistan will get rough, fine by me. I don`t think he is doing that for the intel but to stay as far from it as possible as you said.

This isn’t going to end well for us.

chemman on February 26, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Sadly, I have to agree with you on that.

bluemarlin on February 26, 2010 at 10:07 PM

This isn’t as bad as it looks, right? Right?

It’s a good thing that the United States of America is not at war or anything and our brave men and women aren’t dying everyday…

Oh, wait!

You would think a Commander in Chief would want to put an end to this madness as soon as possible and curtail the maming and death, but no

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Cheese, Louise, gang, calm down! It’s not like they could kidnap the Speaker of the House or something…or the Senate Majority Leader! Heavens, y’all act like the Vice-President might be in danger! Piffle!

Why, even if any of these august members of our gobment were in danger, we, as a country could count on their absolute integrity to keep their mouths shut and our ownselves safe!

Chewy the Lab on February 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Maybe they could get him to talk by offering to make his time go by easy if he agrees to coach a ragtag gang of prison misfits into a winning football team and play against the
guards.
The longest jihad….

Ba doomp boomp

NeoKong on February 26, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Hey, he said he’d stand with his Muslim brothers, and by all accounts…..he is.

I can see this HIG agent. Grandmother type. She extracts high level info with her patented technique, guaranteed to work. Milk, and cookies, and a big kiss on the forehead. Ooooooooh that’ll teach those terrorists.

capejasmine on February 26, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Anyone remember when Obowma finally said the the HIG team was ready to go…

… a year after he disbanded a very effective HIG team that President Bush put together to protect this country?

It’s not ready. Obowma is still waiting for the DADT issue to be resolved…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Some of the officials say they find this puzzling

this word is a lot like “unexpected” isn’t it?

and its directly related to clusterfark.

to wit:

joblessness rose “unexpectedly” (because Obama’s Marxist clusterfark economic policies are aggravating a credit contraction)

Honduras “unexpectedly” won’t acquiesce to Obama and Chavez’s demands…(because of his knee jerk pro Marxist clusterfark of a policy)

Iran “unexpectedly” launched a series of rockets or increased uranium production in defiance of…(because the feckless classroom Marxist foreign policy clusterfark)

Its “puzzling” why the HIG team is not doing its job (because Obama’s policy regarding the war on terror is a leftist clusterfark)

see how this all works.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM


Once the prisoners are in Afghan custody, U.S. officials would probably be able to interrogate them.

“Tell us where Omar is … or … or … or we’ll ask you again! And next time we’ll say ‘or else’!”

Tony737 on February 26, 2010 at 10:16 PM

For the love of Allah, getting this HIG up and running might have interfered with the harrowing party schedule that The Anointed Ones are forced to maintain.

Priorities….

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Or maybe the ISI is telling him what he cannot say, and which members of his family will die if he does upset his Paki handlers.

Fill him with expendable, low-grade intel and then then hand him over to spill the treacle.

I trust no Islamic States.

Since they don’t trust infidel me.

profitsbeard on February 26, 2010 at 10:20 PM

The next time we have a need for another 9/11 Commission…

… I suggest the panel be military and civilian, and all politicians and bureaucrats be brought before the American people to answer why millions of American lives were lost.

No one will be exempt!
U.S. Marshals standing at the ready for their immediate arrest following evidence of their incompetence and a majority vote…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 10:21 PM

It’s a brave new frontier. Let’s try this and see what happens next….

Hog Wild on February 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM

er um…

so, the fact that the HIG wasn’t sent was UNEXPECTED!?!?!?

yeah. SURE.

if obama really was a crypto-musselman, then what would he be doing differently?

nothing.

reliapundit on February 26, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Allahpundit, why are you such a hateful, anti-civil liberties, warmonger? Don’t you know that members of the Taliban have the same American rights as you and I!?

BREAKING: Obama just issued a statement on this story:

“Let me be clear, no one should jump to conclusion about whether or not this guy is a terrorist… In all likelihood, this is just a case of our military acting stupidly”

RightWinged on February 26, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Don’t worry. The terrorist is being kept someplace safe and being studied by our top men… top men!

red winger on February 26, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Good one!

lovingmyUSA on February 26, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Chewy the Lab on February 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM

lol. too late.

it turns out you don’t need to capture the sniveling bastards at all, they are treasonous little pigs all on their own.

Don’t you wonder what Pelosi said when she went to Syria and met with the Iranians or what Steny Hoyer said when he met with the ideological fathers of Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt, or what McGovern (one of the Commie “representatives” from Massachusetts) said to the FARC when they met those multiple times or what the Congressional Black Caucus said to Fidel Castro in Havana last winter….

or why there was a Marxist confab in Quito Ecuador in February 2008 (during the primaries here) and both Chavez and The FARC were given “assurances” by an unnamed “democrat” speaking for Obama which only came to light after the Colombians killed the FARC leader in March 2008 and captured his laptop.

Democrat thy name is treason.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Prezactly my point.

Chewy the Lab on February 26, 2010 at 10:31 PM

I can see this HIG agent. Grandmother type. She extracts high level info with her patented technique, guaranteed to work. Milk, and cookies, and a big kiss on the forehead. Ooooooooh that’ll teach those terrorists.

capejasmine on February 26, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Because a pinch on the cheek is too… too torturous.

AnotherOpinion on February 26, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Pakistan probably made it abundantly clear that they wouldn’t entertain requests to let the U.S. have a crack at him until they were through with him. Can’t have him spilling intel to the infidels while any Afghan operation he knows about are ongoing or upcoming.

Christien on February 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Hey now, cut Obama some slack. He’s been busy, ya know? He hasn’t had time to think about Pakistan, he’s trying to get those pesky republicans to understand why we need health care reform.

Skandia Recluse on February 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM

We have no power under Obama.

Nobody respects us, nobody fears us.

Cheney would have taken the Yellow Pages to this dirtbag’s head 2 weeks ago.

Pakistan is dictating terms to us!?

David2.0 on February 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM

2 years and 10 months to go. Or is it less?

JellyToast on February 26, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Heaven forbid that Barry’s people get their hands dirty talking to the enemy. When something hits the fan it will reinforce their ‘plausible denyablity’ that ‘they didn’t know’.

To paraphrase a movie: “THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW”.

GarandFan on February 26, 2010 at 10:46 PM

And maybe the pink ponies and the blue unicorns will sprinkle pixie dust on the whole middle east and they will love us forever!

/s

barnone on February 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM

I’m confused as to why “White House Officials” are claiming that the detained subject is talking. We didn’t hear this with the last administration. So I wonder if the claim is true. How could anyone verify it? And what would be the reaction of the majority of Americans now if it was leaked that the subject, after exhaustive implementation of the Army Field Manual, was not talking?

BKeyser on February 26, 2010 at 11:00 PM

/puts on his Machiaveli hat…

Alternate theory…

America grabbed that guy in Africa a couple of weeks ago, and gained a LOT of intel as to where the bad guys were in Pakistan…

TOLD Pakistan they knew where they were, and Pak decided to grab them instead of letting the Americans kill them with Predator drones…

This is all about keeping a line open with the insurgents…

They will now hand them over to Afganistan, where Karzai will start to “open talks” with them…. because those evil Americans are killing too many Afgans trying to free them from the people… who kill them…

Remember… over there, you do not buy friends, you only rent them…. Afgan and Pak have been rented….

Romeo13 on February 26, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Maybe this is part of DADT!….

Bluestate_Blues on February 26, 2010 at 11:06 PM

You would think a Commander in Chief would want to put an end to this madness as soon as possible and curtail the maming and death, but no…

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 10:09 PM

I watched that. In the beginning, in one of his speeches, he said, “I have known Islam on three continents, before coming to the region where it was first revealed.”

Revealed? That’s an interesting choice of words.

Alana on February 26, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems?

Obama will pivot to National Security AFTER he pivots to JOBS; AFTER he pivots from Healthcare. Unless of course, his poll numbers further decline; in which case, he will then ditch aforemention pivots to continue his campaigning for a mediocre 2nd term…

Sleep well, America.

TN Mom on February 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM

clusterfark….. HIG was waiting on up or down vote from congress about prosecuting them for being mean.

kringeesmom on February 26, 2010 at 11:21 PM

this word is a lot like “unexpected” isn’t it?

and its directly related to clusterfark.

to wit:

joblessness rose “unexpectedly” (because Obama’s Marxist clusterfark economic policies are aggravating a credit contraction)

Honduras “unexpectedly” won’t acquiesce to Obama and Chavez’s demands…(because of his knee jerk pro Marxist clusterfark of a policy)

Iran “unexpectedly” launched a series of rockets or increased uranium production in defiance of…(because the feckless classroom Marxist foreign policy clusterfark)

Its “puzzling” why the HIG team is not doing its job (because Obama’s policy regarding the war on terror is a leftist clusterfark)

see how this all works.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Or, how about: “Despite the stellar leadership of Barack Hussein Obama, the United States of America has unexpectedly gone bankrupt and burned to the ground due to POTUS’s policy of Cloward & Piven overload, resulting in the clusterfark known as WWIII.

tigerlily on February 26, 2010 at 11:22 PM

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM

What was in the note to Obama that Hamas slipped to John Kerry?

TN Mom on February 26, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Or, how about: “Despite the stellar leadership of Barack Hussein Obama, the United States of America has unexpectedly gone bankrupt and burned to the ground

tigerlily on February 26, 2010 at 11:22 PM

well that would explain the ash on Biden’s face last week while at yet another Obama speech.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 11:29 PM

What was in the note to Obama that Hamas slipped to John Kerry?

TN Mom on February 26, 2010 at 11:25 PM

I’d forgotten about Kerry little treasonous jaunts across the planet, shame on me. But I have idea.

although its probably some form of love note from Hamas to Obama for his stance on Israel.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

should read:

I have no idea what was in the note.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

I have a feeling no such HIG has been created yet. I think it’s all smoke and mirrors.

jonezee on February 26, 2010 at 11:34 PM

It’s a good thing this guy wouldn’t have any time sensitive information /s

aikidoka on February 26, 2010 at 11:39 PM

I’m beginning to wonder if the guy real has been captured.

Kjeil on February 26, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Or, how about: “Despite the stellar leadership of Barack Hussein Obama, the United States of America has unexpectedly gone bankrupt and burned to the ground

tigerlily on February 26, 2010 at 11:22 PM

well that would explain the ash on Biden’s face last week while at yet another Obama speech.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 11:29 PM

I think that smudge was a little oil from the Brazilian oil company that obama gave 2 Billion dollars of our tax dollars (it could go to 10 billion)to drill off the Brazilian shoreline. Coincindentally, shortly before the Brazilians received this windfall of our money, George Soros became a major shareholder in the company.

IF WE TAKE BACK CONGRESS THEY BETTER IMPEACH THIS MARXIST/MOHAMMEDAN CRIMINAL AND FROG MARCH HIM ALL THE WAY TO LEAVENWORTH!!!!!!!!!

tigerlily on February 26, 2010 at 11:57 PM

I have a feeling no such HIG has been created yet. I think it’s all smoke and mirrors.

jonezee on February 26, 2010 at 11:34 PM

They told us it was created a year ago. They made sure they destroyed the CIA interrogation team, but couldn’t be bothered to make the HIG a reality cause berri doesn’t want to interrogate his comrades…against the koranic teachings that were “revealed” and all that.

In an extremely dangerous world; a global powderkeg in every way possible, our brilliant electorate gave little berri the matches and he has lit the fuse…it’s only a matter of time…things are going exactly as he has planned: down with the USA.

tigerlily on February 27, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems?

Who, thinking at all of his own welfare and that of his family, would work for Obama in such a controversial role?

Kralizec on February 27, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Or maybe O’Bozo knows that the Pakistanis are apt to get rough with Baradar and doesn’t want his guys on the premises when it happens? Or maybe … the HIG’s actually not up and running yet and this is every bit the nightmarish clusterfark it seems? Help me out here. This isn’t as bad as it looks, right?

With the O’Bozo administration’s patty-cake ROE, the Pakis can use their honeymoon week with the Talibaners to assure them that

a) if they say a word to the Americans, all of their friends and family will have their heads removed by ISI, and

b) not to worry, the new Americans are a bunch of race-victim pansies and if they stand being kept awake for 12 hours a day, they’ll be fine.

Jaibones on February 27, 2010 at 12:15 AM

America! Duh Yeah!

Mervis Winter on February 27, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Why not say that the HIG not being ready is totally….. unexpected?

Cynically speaking, though, the ISI has to give up some of its B-team guys on occasion to placate the US. This sounds like a B-team guy who will likely have a ‘tragic accident’ in Pak custody so that he can’t get to our interrogation team (provided one actually exists)…..

Dick Turpin on February 27, 2010 at 12:28 AM

although its probably some form of love note from Hamas to Obama for his stance on Israel.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Ah. It will be part of the POTUS archives, no?

TN Mom on February 27, 2010 at 12:39 AM

I think the failure to deploy the HIG here is Obama not wanting to irritate the Left wing and I believe that even under Bush this same transfer process would likely have been the same instead of GITMO. Pakistan > Afghanistan > CIA/Military. This is Taliban not AQ.

Texas Gal on February 27, 2010 at 12:58 AM

The HIG probably still does not exist.

2ipa on February 27, 2010 at 1:18 AM

Yet more time sensitive intelligence being lost by the sheer incompetence of the Obama administration.

Every delay in questioning him gives the Taliban more and more time to change their activities in order to minimise the damage Baradar can cause.

By the time the HIG gets involved, the names, locations, plans that Baradar in now privy to will no longer be in place. Squandering high value intelligence like this is an outrage: one that will cost the lives of US and allied servicemen.

We keep hearing about the “ticking bomb scenario”- with the Obama administration running things the first anyone will hear of an attack is not the bomb ticking down, it’ll be its detonation.

Jay Mac on February 27, 2010 at 6:56 AM

That’s because it’s BS. They didn’t catch anybody.

LtE126 on February 27, 2010 at 7:16 AM

Related:

US shipment of comfy chairs delayed to CENTCOM.

ted c on February 27, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Related:

US shipment of comfy chairs delayed to CENTCOM.

ted c on February 27, 2010 at 7:50 AM

I hope that the milk and cookies wern’t in the same shipment,they might spoil.

kringeesmom on February 27, 2010 at 8:07 AM

You wonder why, yet an ideologue and enemy of the Constitution sits in the Oval office.. and still the people wonder..

Viper1 on February 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Unfortunately, Allah, it is as bad as it looks. Like you, I try to give the benefit of the doubt to those who I think have America’s best interest at heart, but this group of ding bats running the show have shown too often now that they are not up to the job. It wouldn’t surprise me if we never get to question these guys due to the fact that Pakistan and the ISI will do what is necessary to keep us from learning the depths of their involvement in giving sanctuary and support to the terrorists.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on February 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM

The Pakistani’s “captured” him just to protect him from a CIA Predator drone.

Followed soon by the release part in this Taliban “catch and release” program….

albill on February 27, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Why should this surprise anyone? Haven’t you been paying attention to Liz Cheney and Mark Thessien?

The USA does not have an intelligence-gathering interrogation program.

We have no capacity to interrogate terrorists who are captured.

VinceP1974 on February 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Well, if you threw 330 parties in your house over the course of a year, jetted off to Copenhagen twice, Asia once, the “Muslim” countries once, and the United Kingdom & Europe at least once, not to mention date nights in New York, and at least four campaign stops in various states and appearances in several others, all the while dodging the press…

you wouldn’t have time for piddly little things like setting up HIG’s either.

Come on, people. He’s doing the best he can. (Seriously. Do I really need a /sarc tag?)

UnderstandingisPower on February 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM

The USA does not have an intelligence-gathering interrogation program.

We have no capacity to interrogate terrorists who are captured.

VinceP1974 on February 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Do we have the capacity or the capability to gather intelligence? Seems to me we are sorely in need of that also.

UnderstandingisPower on February 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Realizing that you are doing a little sticking it in the eye of the “O” admin over interrogations, you must realize the real reason the HIG isn’t there is because during the first part of the interrogation no one needs a HIG person with a satellite phone speed dialed to a DOJ lawyer, who once protected terrorists. Any decent former detective on contract with the CIA or a professional agent can stand by and take notes as the Pak’s pound the living pee out of the suspect. It’s done all the time.

Obama’s entire technique revolves around theatre. It is rather dismaying.

archer52 on February 27, 2010 at 9:11 AM

If I was an intelligence agency with “double players” I would probably want to safe guard them too.

Leave the enemy guessing who is who, they have been infiltrated, they know it, and we know it. The Jordanian who blew up the C.I.A. agents “Khost Base” in January was “double”

Let the Taliban and Alqeada worry about who else is playing both sides. Sow doubt – create chaos in the ranks.

The USA does not have an intelligence-gathering interrogation program.

We have no capacity to interrogate terrorists who are captured.

It sure would be good for us if the enemy believes that, let them underestimate our capabilities. But the truth is The Center of Gravity for the C.I.A. etc…is Af/Pak.

Dr Evil on February 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Anything that Obama or Kerry are involved in cannot possibly be in the best interests of our country. The repercussions of their cowardice will ultimately end with dire results for our people.

volsense on February 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Maybe we ought to treat the Obama presidency as a hostage situation.

Cut to the chase, Mr. President, what do you want from us to end your siege?

Seriously, you got your trillion dollars, what the hell else do you want from us? Let’s strike up a deal and get you in your damn presidential library and write a bunch of fake history books about how your presidency was magical and great so future generations will think you did a good job.

Come on, Mr. President, we all want to end this siege, let’s make a deal. What will it take, sir?

jeff_from_mpls on February 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM

unexpected?

NO

and let me be clear: More like UNPRECEDENTED

treasonous.

RealMc on February 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM

If you really want to know where we are headed, read “Post American World” by Fareed Zakaria. Obama has read it.

volsense on February 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Hey, we don’t need intelligence from this guy. We just have to get a criminal court in the USA to convict him. What could go wrong?

eaglewingz08 on February 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM

US more interested in taking care of unions aND SCREWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAN DEFENDING THE COUNTRY AND CONSTITUTION THEY SWORE TO DEFEND.

bluegrass on February 27, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Obowma will end up being responsible for a great many American deaths unfortunately…wait & see.

royzer on February 27, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Meh.
Messiah & Co. won’t allow beating info out of him, but the Paks have no such restraints. We’ll get more this way that if we sent an entire herd of neutered American agents over there.

n0doz on February 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Only Gomer Pyle would TAD to that unit after last weeks bill that slaps a 20 year hitch in the jug on any S-2 guys who hurts the terrorist feelings.

Alden Pyle on February 27, 2010 at 9:35 PM

None of the interregators wants to be prosecuted for hurting his feelings, that’s why.

Akzed on February 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Alden, honest, hadn’t read yours yet!

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses, a thing will be confirmed.”

Akzed on February 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM