‘We’re Less Safe,’ Say Counterterrorism Experts

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CENTER FOR NATIONAL POLICY– Echoing recent statements by congressional Democrats, conservative counterterrorism experts Wednesday said the United States is “less safe” today than before Sept. 11, 2001. But White House Press Secretary Tony Snow continued to defend President Bush’s position that the U.S. is safer now than before the worst terrorist attacks in the nation’s history. The National Intelligence Estimate, … Read More

’06 Zogby Poll: Over 70% of US Troops Want War to End Immediately

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ZOGBY INTERNATIONAL– Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll shows just one in five troops want to heed Bush call to stay “as long as they are needed.” *While 58% say mission is clear, 42% say U.S. role is hazy *Plurality believes Iraqi insurgents are mostly homegrown *Almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11, most don’t blame Iraqi public … Read More

Obama Ups Pakistan Drone Strikes in Assassination Campaign

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR– Several US unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, fired a volley of missiles at houses in a village in Pakistan’s northwest on Tuesday and killed roughly 16 alleged Taliban militants, news agencies reported. Information on civilian casualties, if any, was not immediately available. Agence France-Presse cited an unidentified Pakistani security official as saying that about 18 US missiles … Read More

President Obama Orders Pakistan Drone Attacks

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TIMES ONLINE– Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed. Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed … Read More

US Pledges Billions to Pakistan, Ignoring Terror Links

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TIMES OF INDIA– The United States is lining up billions of dollars in new economic and military aid to Pakistan despite reports that Islamabad is using American tax-payer money for deals with the Taliban and accounts of US arms ending up in the hands of the extremists. Amid an ongoing review of the so-called Af-Pak policy initiated by the Obama … Read More

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