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September 28, 2014

They are always somebody elses’ intelligence failures, never the president’s.

Two days ago, Josh Earnest argued the fact that the US was evacuating the embassy didn’t mean the administration strategy wasn’t working.
ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: In terms of decisive action by the president, how can you cite as a success Yemen when the country is falling apart?
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Because, Ed, what we have seen is the effective deployment of counter-terrorism strategy that involves building up the capacity of local forces, on occasion backed by American military forces, to counter extremist threats that are emanating from that country.
HENRY: If it has been so successful why are we pulling our embassy personnel out of there?
EARNEST: Ed, what we have been focused on is mitigating the threat from extremists and denying them the kind of safe-haven that would allow them to plot –
HENRY: The embassy said we are pulling out. We have to get our people out of there.
EARNEST: Ed, what we have seen in Yemen is the effective deployment of a counter-terrorism strategy to put continual pressure on extremist groups that seek to do harm to the United States.
HENRY: If there is so much pressure why are we leaving?
Belmont Club » Strike Two

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 28, 2014 8:03 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It's turtles all the way down.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2014 6:03 AM


Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2014 10:39 AM

This sequel to Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" is failure as a comedy, even if we are only being joshed by a mite-mouthed marionette disconnected from a mind.
They are among us, gaining quicksand all the time. I'm getting a sinking feeling that meaninglessness is on the move as an avalanche of emptiness!

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 29, 2014 3:29 PM

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