Most Shocking Headline of the Week: “Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties”

In what is clearly an amazing achievement in investigative journalism, that’s what USA Today discovered.

The mosque attended by the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon double bombing has been associated with other terrorism suspects, has invited radical speakers to a sister mosque in Boston and is affiliated with a Muslim group that critics say nurses grievances that can lead to extremism.

Several people who attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., have been investigated for Islamic terrorism, including a conviction of the mosque’s first president, Abdulrahman Alamoudi, in connection with an assassination plot against a Saudi prince.

Its sister mosque in Boston, known as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, has invited guests who have defended terrorism suspects. A former trustee appears in a series of videos in which he advocates treating gays as criminals, says husbands should sometimes beat their wives and calls on Allah (God) to kill Zionists and Jews, according to Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that has investigated the mosques.

Can you believe it?

But the real reason they did it was because of the Iraq War. And that quarter under your pillow really was from the Tooth Fairy.

Live from Afghanistan: Barack Obama To Continue Gloatfest Tonight

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As  even he he acknowledged during last Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Barack Obama has developed a reputation for blaming his failed presidency on all the terrible things that he inherited. Ironically, his one success, the one which he and his apparatchiks have been trumpeting for the last several days, is one that would not exist but for the anti-terrorism policies he actually did inherit from President George W. Bush, all of which he vehemently opposed. Barack Obama stated repeatedly that not only does he believe that water boarding is “torture,”[T]orture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence.” One person who would strenuously disagree with those statements is American hero, Jose Rodriguez, the retired Director of the National Clandestine Service for the CIA, who served with the Agency for 31 years, the man who directed the interrogations of some of the worst terrorists on the planet, including KSM. From Newsmax:

But Rodriguez criticizes many Democrats for not backing the tough tactics that he said eventually led to bin Laden.

“Pelosi said that we only briefly mentioned waterboarding and left the impression that it had not been used,” Rodriguez writes, insisting that the California Democrat was fully briefed — by Rodriguez himself — about waterboarding and its use. He says that Pelosi posed no objection to the technique. “I know she got it.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that she, like almost all Americans less than a year after, wanted us to be aggressive to make sure that al-Qaida wasn’t able to replicate their attack.” He writes that “Pelosi was another member of Congress reinventing the truth.”

Many members of Congress have “watched too many episodes of the old TV series Mission Impossible — the part they liked best was the opening, in which the operatives were told that if anything went wrong, their leaders would ‘disavow any knowledge of your actions,’” says Rodriguez. …

Rodriguez said his team had legal clearance for everything it did — from waterboarding, on down to top-level terrorists like Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

“We made some al-Qaida terrorists with American blood on their hands uncomfortable for a few days,” he tells “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl. “I am very secure in what we did and am very confident that what we did saved American lives.”

Pressed by [CBS' Lesley] Stahl about charges that Zubaydah, who was waterboarded and sleep deprived, gave false information that wasted U.S. resources, Rodriguez replies, “Bull****!, He gave us a roadmap that allowed us to capture a bunch of al-Qaida senior leaders,” says the ex-spy.

It is preposterous and disgusting to watch this man shamelessly take credit for an important event in which he was only peripherally involved, which was accomplished by doing things that he and his left-wing buddies, including Joe “Always Wrong, Never in Doubt” Biden relentlessly ripped for years.

Recently a frequent Facebook poster stated ”So Bush “kept us safe.” But Obama doesn’t get “credit” for Bin Laden. Interesting analysis.” It really didn’t require a lot of analysis to appreciate that giving the One credit for the victories in the continuing war against radical Islam is like giving Michael Dell credit for the success of Apple. At least Mr. Dell doesn’t try to take credit for that success.

Now, Barack Obama is in Afghanistan once again using our troopa as props for his campaign, celebrating the killing Osama bin Laden. Apparently this never-ending endzone dance is not a provocation, or as Obama and friends like to say a “recruitment tool” for the enemy.

Of course, like nearly everything else this bunch does, this gloatfest was so predictable. You were warned, but I’m sure that it doesn’t make it easier to keep from nearly throwing up as you watch this cringe-inducing display of unabashed display of cynical political expediency on parade.

Obama Beats a Speedy Exit from the “Good” War

Last night the narcissistic, affirmative-action assisted empty suit elected by the American Idol and Oprah audiences in 2008 read another one of his vapid, platitude-ridden speeches, and somehow managed to appear even more disconnected and tone deaf than usual. He mentioned himself about a dozen times, but never mentioned General David Petraeus once. There was no explanation of how his plan to beat a hasty retreat from Afghanistan would improve America’s national security, ensure that the tremendous sacrifices made by our troops and their families were not in vain, or otherwise accomplish any important objective. We did learn that the “tide of war” is just like rise of the oceans. The One has calmed them both. Seriously, isn’t it time that this guy get some new writers? The twenty-something acolytes who write this drivel are running out of clichés.

The dead behind the eyes, self-absorbed performance aside, the real mystery is how Barack Obama came up with this brilliant plan to undo the surge by next summer. Hint: it may have less to do with national security, and a teensy weensy bit more to do with next year’s presidential election. From the Liberal Death Star (the New York Times):

The troop reductions, which were decided after a short but fierce internal debate, will be both deeper and faster than the recommendations made by Mr. Obama’s military commanders, and they will come as the president faces relentless budget pressures, an increasingly restive American public and a re-election campaign next year.

The pace of the withdrawal is a setback for the president’s top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus, who has been named director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General Petraeus did not endorse the decision, said another official. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates argued publicly against a too-hasty withdrawal of troops, but he said in a statement on Wednesday that he supported Mr. Obama’s decision.

During the internal debate, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also expressed reservations about the scale of the reductions, officials said.

General Petraeus had recommended limiting withdrawals to 5,000 troops this year and another 5,000 over the winter.

I guess I understand now why he didn’t mention Gen. Petraeus. Who needs him when you’ve got Joe “3 Letter Word JOBS” Biden?

With a straight face, Barack Obama told us that we need to “live within our means” while we do “national building” here at home. Wasn’t that what the $800 billion “stimulus” package that he insisted on in February 2009 was all about? Why must this man continue to insult our intelligence? Say it loud, say proud, Barry. This military stuff is just a distraction from your mission to “remake” America, and its taking money that could be better spent on more food stamps and generous benefits from “Barack’s stash.”

That sound you heard last night was thousands of jihadists celebrating their pending victory over the Great Satan. I fear that 2012 Retreat Summer will work out about as well as 2010’s “Recovery Summer.”

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