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Lara Logan Slams Obama Admin Over 'Weakened Taliban

CBS News and "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan took the gloves off last week, dropping her role as a disinterested journalist and delivering a speech in Chicago that criticized the Obama
administration over its handling of the war in Afghanistan and the attack that killed four Americans in Libya.

Speaking to a crowd of about 1,100 at last Tuesday's Better Government Association annual luncheon, Logan accused the administration of downplaying the number of Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan to support its rush to leave. She also claimed Washington acts as apologists for the Taliban by downplaying their links to Al Qaeda and the strength of their organization.

"I chose this subject because, one, I can't stand that there is a major lie being propagated," Logan said. That lie, she explained, is that the American military has weakened the Taliban.

On Sept. 30, Logan interviewed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, for a piece on "60 Minutes." He told her that "an awful lot of the population of this country is living in an area where there is vastly improved security from where it was just a few years ago."

Logan, in her Tuesday speech, criticized the "narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years."

She said it comes from "Taliban apologists," who claim "they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban. ... It's such nonsense."

Logan also encouraged the administration to "exact revenge" on the terrorists who killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans serving in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. She said she hopes America will "let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on
its own soil -- that its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it."

She compared the attack on the consulate to the attack on the USS Cole, which went unanswered and was a precursor to the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Logan's comments are reminiscent of another controversial outcry from a prominent war correspondent. In 1994, CNN's Christiane Amanpour challenged President Bill Clinton on a live satellite feed from Sarajevo, accusing his administration of "flip flopping" in Bosnia and not intervening to stop the ethnic cleansing. Some criticized Amanpour for dropping her role as on objective journalist and airing her sentiments about the war. Others say she changed the course of the war by shaming the president into taking military action in Bosnia.

 
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Added: Oct-9-2012 Occurred On: Oct-9-2012
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Tags: obama, taliban, lies, deciet, failed foriegn policy, osama bin laden, benghazi, lybia, afghanistan
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  • Nice to see some journalistic integrity, instead of the Obama/Democrat lapdogs that would not utter a word contradictory to their party talking points.

    Most of the American press today isn't worth a bucket of warm piss.

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  • Ms. Logan is an outstanding journalist. She calls it like she sees it.
    I do not like the premise that she "dropped her role as disinterested journalist."
    Following the narrative proffered by the administration does not make one "disinterested," it makes one a stenographer. Would you refer to a journalist who broke from the Bush narrative on Iraq as "dropping his role as disinterested journalist?" No. The fact is most journalists are stenographers for the Obama More..

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  • She has more balls then most male journalists nowadays..

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  • The Weakened Taliban Theory is more of that drug-induced wishful fantasy thinking that guides the libtards. At least some of the mainstream media is waking up to that fact.

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  • The media is why we can't fight proper wars

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    • @Smokeyjoke89 Yeah, damn that media, always casting light on atrocities, eroding public support by revealing massacres.

      Why, a state-controlled media that focuses on the heroism of our troops is what we need!

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  • Will she be thrown under the bus ?

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  • No surprise a Muslim president who apologizes for the Taliban

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  • All I want to know is if she is shaved clean or a natted mess. I'm guessing shaved clean.

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  • Lara Logan is a doll!

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  • obama has done nothing but strengthen the muslim world which is exactly what he planned all along.

    obama has said many things in the last 4 years and his actions have been the complete opposite in almost every case. He is a poser and not a very good one at that.

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    • @nonconforme Your numerous bombing campaigns and occupations across the middle east are meant to strengthen it?

      Who'd have thought!

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    • @hellgremlin

      Uhhh yea hg you get it...(facepalm)


      Here's what you dont get ya 1 watt bulb, you dont weaken your enemy by giving them money, bowing to their leaders and certainly not when you capitulate to and constantly appease those who seek your destruction.

      But again, you already knew this didnt you.

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    • @nonconforme Really? We've been appeasing those who seek our destruction?

      Man, we appeased the shit out of Bin Laden. Oh and those million odd dead Iraqis are pretty appeased, now that they're dead and all. Gaddafi? Oh, he's appeased. Yeah, nothing but appeasement there.

      I get you. You want to see all muslims exterminated. We could beat around the bush all we want, but that's your core issue, and anything less than a full-scale war is appeasement.

      Fuck, you Repubs are scary.

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  • I believe she is hot. I vote for whatever she wants me too.

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  • Civil War awaits Afghanistan...again.

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  • Wasn't she sexually violated in Egypt?

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  • I would love to 'Slam' Lara though!

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  • Cancer almost always comes back. Time to find a cure.

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  • After Vietnam, Iraq and Afhganistan I hope America has learnt not to invade other countries. Perhaps the us should start spending its money on something more useful than the military.

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    • @benchong Humm, curious. Keeping things in check prevented more wars the last century and we sure the hell rebuilt a lot of countries that were in ruin. Take Europe and Japan after WWII.. I could go on but think it's pointless. Hell, a good chuck of our military budget goes to the economies of other countries..Please! A strong military is something every county of any significance strives for. Without a military you lose more than leverage, you can lose it all..Pfft

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  • This pereson has a vested interest in keeping the war in Afghanistan going.

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  • Obama is weak

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  • How many Americans will admit defeat? Too many of them are circle jerking each other and telling themselves how great AMERICA is while they are being robbed by banks and corporations. The fact is your just another country that failed in Afghanistan, swallow your pride and stfu.

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    • @Usafhk Humm, Yep we failed by not annihilating.. Please, you're right about it though, BILLIONS down the drain when a few bombs would have been better. We should have left a month or so after Tora Bora!!

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