”Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not
make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the
central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as
corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troops into Afghanistan
just means more of those troops will be doing more of the fighting instead of
the Afghans themselves, who are more than willing to defend themselves as long
as they are given the resources to do so.”
Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher quoted in today's UK Guardian under the headline, “Republican Doves Are Hatching.” Rohrabacher, undeniably a hawk in his elder years, skipped military service during the Vietnam War and spent part of the Clinton White House years bone-headedly lobbying on behalf of the Taliban while it aided Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda prepare to carry out the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on the United States.
CNN-featured investigative reporter R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; obtained one of the last exclusive prison interviews with Charles Manson disciple Susan Atkins; won inclusion in Jeffrey Toobin’s The Best American Crime Reporting for his coverage of a white supremacist’s senseless murder of a beloved Vietnamese refugee; launched multi-year probes that resulted in the FBI arrests and convictions of the top three ranking members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department; and gained praise from New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing entrenched Southern California law enforcement corruption.