Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Free Speech and Dead Terrorist

Stories via The News Right Now

Union Leader has an article about Newt Gingrich and free speech. The title is alarmist and the first two or three paragraphs seem to pan to the alarmist title. Yet, if you keep reading, it seems Newt is for freedom of speech and there is no more mention of him saying that the rules should be changed for terrorism.
MANCHESTER – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.
Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.
The report itself seems rather shoddy and uninforming. It starts with a 'bad' message and becomes good in the middle without going in-depth on the parts that you would think (considering the title) that the aurthor wants you to know.

7,000 Qaeda members killed or captured in two years
Nov 28 11:10 AM US/Eastern
US and Iraqi forces have killed or captured at least 7,000 Al-Qaeda fighters in the past two years, with 30 "senior leaders' taken out of action since July.

The news comes hard on the heels of a leaked US Marine report that states US forces cannot defeat the Al-Qaeda-led insurgency in the vast western desert province of Al-Anbar.
"Since October 2004, we have now killed or captured over 7,000 Al-Qaeda terrorists," coalition spokesman Major General William Caldwell told journalists on Tuesday.

"Coalition and Iraqi security forces have made significant progress in dismantling the terrorist network," he said, adding that since July some 30 "senior level" Al-Qaeda have also been killed or captured.

Also, in the past two weeks, a series of raids throughout central and northern Iraq netted 11 leaders of the Al-Qaeda-allied Ansar al-Sunna insurgent group, he said. (link)
It still seems to me that this number should be higher, much higher. But I'd guess it's hard to estimate loss to a side that doesn't wear uniforms. Read the whole article, it talks about the WaPo 'leaked' story and refutes it using Falujah (you remember that spot eh?).
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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