Biden and Obama capture #2 Taliban, and ask “Now What?”

Wanted: #2 Taliban

By now, you may have heard something about Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar being captured.  He’s #2 in the Taliban.  And even after all the chest-thumping Joe Biden did over the weekend, with his “Obama won the war on Terrorism” responses, it turns out the WH doesn’t know what to do next.

Seems there’s been an executive order banning “black sites” (places where they can conduct interrogations), and another EO for closing Guantanamo Bay.  You might be saying “So what’s the big deal?”

I would appear NATO has a 96-hour rule.  If you can’t transfer the enemy combatant to the Afghan justice system – they have to be released. (No kidding!!)

Now, there are exceptions to the rule (such as if Special Forces captures), but it appears the capture was Pakistani and CIA.  Uh-oh…maybe you won’t have an exemption to the 96 hour rule.

And now that “enhanced interrogations” are something only Cheney would support, B-O’s team is probably scratching their head, saying “Ok..we got #2…he has to know something…just how do we get him to talk?”  Well, I guess the only thing B-O can still rely on is “pretty please, pretty please”.  And if that doesn’t work, maybe he can tell #2 that B-O thinks the call to prayer in the morning, is the most beautiful sound in the world.  That should really melt the ice and get the lintel flowing.

“This involves very sensitive intelligence matters,” WH-PS Robert Gibbs said.  “This involves the collection of intelligence, and it is best to do that and not necessarily talk about it.”

What to do, what to do?? Break the rules about detaining?  Break the rules on interogating?  Blame Bush for making this so hard?  Maybe send Biden and let him figure it out, since he’s confident he can do a better job than Cheney.

“This involves very sensitive intelligence matters,” WH-PS Robert Gibbs said.  “This involves the collection of intelligence, and it is best to do that and not necessarily talk about it.”

No kidding Gibby-boy – what your really trying to say is it is the “collection” you feel we shouldn’t talk about.  After

"Are You Really Hearing What I'm Saying?"

all, you want to have to admit your boss is no different than Cheney, would you now?

Old-Man-Tex

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2 Responses

  1. Guantanamo is the Aushwitz of America, a blight on all Americans. Close it NOW!!!

    • I know you’re trying to make a point, but comparing Getmo to Aushwitz is like comparing a penny to a hundred dollar bill. I’m sure the families of 6.5 million people would agree with me.

      Now, you want it closed. Fine. Be brave and call your congressman and tell him you want the holding facility built in your back yard.

      Typical – most critics have a gut full of “Not-In-My-Backyard”

      Old-Man-Tex

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