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Lara Logan: The Idea Al Qaeda
Is Weak is a Major Lie

Townhall.com, by Katie Pavlich

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Posted By:afortiori, 10/9/2012 12:38:27 PM

CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted in Egypt during the Arab Spring and overthrowing of then President Hosni Mubarak, shredded the Obama administration and Islamist "apologists" in a recent speech for claims Al Qaeda is weakened. Logan made clear the War on Terror isn't in a downslide and said Islamists are as strong as ever with a willingness to attack Americans. Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 10/9/2012 12:52:41 PM     (No. 8920709)

Wherever ms Logan stands politically is not my concern, after what she survived she should speak out and often.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 10/9/2012 12:53:52 PM     (No. 8920714)

Ms. Logan has been to the worst parts of the war in Afghanistan. She's got more guts than any reporter I've ever seen. Her perspective has nothing to do with what happened in Egypt. She's also very respectful and loyal to our troops. This is her interview with Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoEZKyIAPIQ

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Soylent Majority, 10/9/2012 12:54:49 PM     (No. 8920718)

Not weak with BOTH presidential candidates supporting them. WASF!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tucker, 10/9/2012 12:56:54 PM     (No. 8920656)

This is a brave woman. Not only because of what she went through, but going against the MSM meme of Osama is dead and GM is alive, and all is well in the world. About time someone tells the truth about "them" hating us more than ever. I thank you, Ms. Logan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/9/2012 12:58:17 PM     (No. 8920666)

Amazing how being gang-raped by a pack of rag-heads will change your perspective.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/9/2012 1:09:18 PM     (No. 8920757)

Lara Logan has the cred to say this.
She has been in the war zones.

Making Al Qaeda disappear rhetorically, if not in fact, is a major part of Obama's political and reelection strategy.
Think, 'man caused disaster' and the angry movie critic mobs in Benghanzi.
Lara must know this and is showing courage to speak outside the cramped confines of the usual liberal bubble JournoListism.
Any honest reporter, who bucks the usual partyline political liberal news, is a treasure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tiger, 10/9/2012 1:16:02 PM     (No. 8920782)

Lara Logan may not have a job with CBS anymore. She told the truth!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shamus, 10/9/2012 1:19:27 PM     (No. 8920799)

CBS should be ashamed of the way they abused Lara Logan.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 10/9/2012 2:08:16 PM     (No. 8920929)

What's the old adage? A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 10/9/2012 4:24:15 PM     (No. 8921245)

Up until the incidence in Egypt, according to Ms. Logan's own words, she had no idea that the muslim/islam people did not treat women well. No idea. When asked to explain, after ALL of her experience of being in muslim dominated areas during war time, how could she be unaware of their attitudes towards women, she reported that she had ALWAYS been in the company (up until egypt)of our military. And THAT explains everything.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 10/10/2012 7:31:21 AM     (No. 8922295)

Talk about a tough lady!

CBS is lucky that someone like her is still willing to work for them.

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