Osama Bin Dead

May 2, 2011

BREAKING: President Obama has just announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed. U.S. Special Forces and his body is in U.S. possession. It is still unclear exactly where and when this happened, but Obama wouldn’t lie to us, would he?

HotAir and Michelle Malkin are both all over this, with frequent updates. Check ’em out.

For once since his election, I am proud of my President. Good work, sir.


Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: Reductio Ad Absurdum

May 22, 2009


Yeah, yeah, yeah… The debate rages about Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT). And as with all too many debates (no matter how stupid), the answer can be found via “reductio ad absurdum” – the debating technique that destroys a particular opinion by looking at the necessary ramifications of that position.

So let’s say that we catch Bin Laden. Obviously, he’s going to be a treasure trove of info about terrorist activity. I think it’s safe to say that no one will debate that. And once again, it’s obvious that immediate national and global security issues are hanging in the balance. So what do we do to get info out of him? (All you liberals out there… What would you do?) Should we play nice? Keep him warm safe, fed, and well-cared for? Or should we scrape the intel out of the piece of excrement come discomfort or high water (pun intended) and in doing so perhaps save tens of thousands of innocent lives?

Look… If you say that we don’t use future EIT (like waterboarding which we use on our own United States Navy Seals by the way) on folks like Bin Laden, so be it. I think that you’re nuts… But so be it.

On the other hand, if  you do condone EIT’s future use on UBL, but condemn its past use on slime like Khalid Sheik Mohammed (mastermind of 9/11 and braggart who boasts of cutting off reporter Danial Pearl’s head)… Well… Your debate has been reduced to the absurd.


Alan Speakman

UPDATE: Mullah Omar Still Dead

October 27, 2008


Regarding the post below, it’s looking more and more like the initial BBC report was correct: the recent airstrike in north-west Pakistan took out the highest-ranking taliban leader Mohammed Omar. Currently reporting (after our early-morning scoop, of course) are the Jawa Report, Infidels Are Cool, and HotAir.

How great would it be if we could take out Bin Laden this week, too?