Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, March 27, 2009

U.S. official: Al-Qaeda plotting new attacks against U.S.


While the cost of Obama's new operations in Afghanistan are expected to rise 60 percent from the current $2 billion a month. "New U.S. Afghan strategy focuses on Qaeda: officials," from Reuters, March 26:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new Afghan strategy will focus on destroying safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan where Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders are plotting new attacks on the United States, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
As part of the strategy, the United States will deploy 4,000 military trainers to Afghanistan by this autumn to build up Afghan armed forces to the point they are able to take the lead in military operations, officials said.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity before the president's announcement of the policy on Friday, said the cost of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan was expected to rise
60 percent from the current $2 billion a month.

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