Lara Logan the South African journalist working for CBS who was famously sexually assaulted in Egypt last summer during their “Arab Spring” spoke to Better Government Association annual luncheon in Chicago on Tuesday. According to Tiffany Gabbay in the Business Insider Logan wasn’t pulling her journalistic punches;
She explained that the Taliban, al Qaeda and its proxies haven’t gone away and are in fact re-energized and coming back in force. Logan also informed the crowd that a “lie” is being propagated by the American government.
“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated…” Logan announced. The lie is that the U.S. military has tamed the Taliban.
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan began. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,“ who claim ”they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban.”
“It’s such nonsense!”
Yeah, well, when the whole world sees that our only strategy is a rush for the exits, what’s to deter the darker forces from being the same bad actors they were before the war?
Logan went on to say that people have been duped into believing that the threat of radical Islam is merely a thing of the past, saying:
“You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”
Well, that’s what you get when the electorate hears what they want to hear. It’s back to the complacency of pre-9-11 days.
According to the Sun Times, Logan hopes America will “exact revenge and 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.”
Sorry, Lara, I just don’t see it happening.
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