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COMMON SENSE: Quiet, Please

Eight years ago this week [9 October], just 25 days after the vicious attacks of 9/11, the U.S. struck back at the Taliban and al Qaida in Afghanistan. Thirty-three days later, U.S.-supported Northern Alliance troops were in Kabul, and the remnants of al Qaida and its Taliban hosts were in retreat to Kandahar and mountain redoubts along the Afghanistan–Pakistan border.

ASSAULT RIFLE BAN ON THE HORIZON

Liberals cannot let go of their fascination with, and fear (real or feigned) of, “assault weapons,” constantly introducing new legislation to ban them. During the 2008 campaign, Barak Obama said that he would like to restore and make permanent the federal ban on these firearms enacted in 1994 which automatically expired in 2004. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, has said the same thing.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

In the early days and weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, a small cadre of Americans with vast amounts of intelligence experience reported to the Langley, Va., headquarters of the CIA. These unsung heroes were dispatched to run operations against the al-Qaida conspirators who leveled the World Trade Center and struck the nerve center of the U.S. military.

 

FLAK

SHERIFF JOE—LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM?

You people really should do some investigation before you print such [nonsense].

 

BULLETIN BOARD

CORRECTION

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES NO LONG-RANGE MISSILE DEFENSE, Obama administration declares. Officials sent to Poland and Czech Republic to pull the rug out from American allies on 70th anniversary of Soviet invasion of Poland. 1 MILLION+ PROTEST OBAMA at 9-12 March on Washington.

COMMON SENSE

KHAN NESHIN, Afghanistan. We're with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion in southern Helmand Province, just 75 kilometers from Pakistan, in "battle space" that was the heart of Taliban territory until a few weeks ago. When these Marines fought their way into this dusty district capital in July, the Taliban were stunned. No Afghan government or coalition authorities had been here since 2002.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Newsweek described them as “a youthful, long-haired army, almost as large as the U.S. force in Vietnam.” One of the promoters saw what happened near Bethel (nearly 40 miles from Woodstock), N.Y., as an opportunity to “showcase” the drug culture as a “beautiful phenomenon.” The newsmagazine wrote of “wounded hippies” sent to impromptu hospital tents.

FLAK

DON’T FORGET CRONKITE STABBED THE TROOPS IN THE BACK

The following is a copy of an email letter to Fox News Watch

BULLETIN BOARD

FINALLY!!! HERO PROPERLY HONORED

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES CIA OPERATIVES’ COVER BLOWN! Defense attorneys for terrorists held at Gitmo showed photos taken by ACLU to their clients. POWER DRILLS AND GUNS brandished to get high-value al-Qaeda detainees to talk. Details of CIA program being released after ACLU fight.

COMMON SENSE

Racing through the Phoenix airport, a Wall Street Journal headline immediately captured my eye: "Taliban Now Winning." I grabbed the newspaper and headed for my flight. By the time I arrived in Washington, I had a half-dozen e-mails from my Fox News colleagues asking for my assessment of the situation. There was also a "be prepared" message from my boss alerting me to pack my kit for another trip to the Hindu Kush.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

A lot of gun owners would argue that the 2nd Amendment was put in the Constitution despite the fact that guns are dangerous, but that’s not quite accurate. The 2nd Amendment was put in the Constitution because guns are dangerous things.

 

FLAK

WHILE THE WORLD MOURNED MICHAEL JACKSON

BULLETIN BOARD

MEET THE ADVANCED TACTICAL LASER