Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bin Laden book on 9/11

Evidently kept quiet for months, today we find there's a new book arriving on September 11th that documents the UBL Abbotabad raid from someone inside the room.  The NY Times seems somewhat concerned:
It promises to be one of the biggest books of the year, with the potential to affect the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the election.
The US government also appears to be somewhat concerned, claiming they knew nothing, nothing about this:
"We learned about this book today from press reports. We haven't reviewed it and don't know what it says," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said. The Pentagon said it hadn't vetted the book or helped provide information to the authors. There are at least two Pentagon regulations requiring the Defense Department review writings by retired troops that contain sensitive material.
Can any of this be believed? The last UBL book I purchased was a piece of garbage filled with loads of inaccuracies, so maybe that's the kind of 'setting the record straight' this former SEAL is trying to do.  Perhaps ironic, but just today the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was out with a condemnation of ex-SEALS taking political stances. So it will be interesting to see where this goes and how the politicos react. The unvarnished truth would be nice, whichever way that swings.

Meanwhile the 9/11 public service announcements are hitting the airwaves again, asking us what kind of socialism, er, service we'll be doing that day.  Has the government ever asked us to do anything on Pearl Harbor Day? Anyway, my first thought was to applaud the SEALS, CIA, and other service members who've kicked a lot of terrorist ass over the last decade. Now, with this book coming out, it's likely the focus will remain on that kind of 'service' instead of the kind the left is trying to foist on a day that belongs to remembrance. 

HASAN, CHOP   8/23/12

So Major Hasan (he remains in the US military) is pushing an appeals court to let him keep him Muslim beard for trial.   I say "chop chop".  Who else in the service gets to defy rules?  Have they forgotten that PC coddling is what got 13 troops killed and many wounded?  

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