Lara Logan has a note for America:
“They [the Taliban and other Islamic operatives] are as strong as ever.”
CBS reporter Lara Logan is the war time journalist who endured a horrific ordeal in Egypt last summer when she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob of angry Egyptian men during the Arab Spring celebrations.
Logan gave a keynote address at the Better Government Association annual luncheon last Tuesday, delivering what the Chicago Sun Times called “a provocative speech” to some 1,100 movers in government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. She explained that the Taliban, al Qaeda and its proxies haven’t gone away and are re-energized and coming back in force.
The brave CBS reporter also informed the crowd that a “lie” is being propagated by the American government.
Here are some of her remarks:
“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated…” Logan announced. The lie is that the U.S. military has tamed the Taliban.
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan began. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,“ who claim ”they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban.”
“It’s such nonsense!”
“She is a remarkable woman,” Glenn said this morning. “If this isn’t an indictment on Barack Obama, and everybody in Washington on both sides that are not telling the truth.”
Logan went on to say that people have been duped into believing that the threat of radical Islam is merely a thing of the past, saying:
“You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”
Lara Logan seems to be one of the only reporters telling Americans the truth in the mainstream media. But is anyone listening?
“I’ve got to believe she’s a little pissed,” Glenn said. “She goes over [to Egypt] and all of her colleagues are saying, ‘this is great.’ And quite honestly, let’s be real, we had an American woman, a journalist, raped in the streets by a mob, and our journalistic system completely broke down — there were stories here and there, but really? And you know what they used as an excuse? ‘We don’t want to hurt her anymore.’ Really?”
Logan stepped way out of the “objective,” journalistic role. The audience was riveted as she told of plowing through reams of documents, and interviewing John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and a Taliban commander trained by al-Qaida. The Taliban and al-Qaida are teaming up and recruiting new terrorists to do us deadly harm, she reports. [...] She made a passionate case that our government is downplaying the strength of our enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a rationale of getting us out of the longest war.
Glenn pointed out that Lara Logan pointed to the lies coming out of Washington over the last two years — not the last four years.
“What happened two years ago?” Glenn asked.
Glenn backed up Logan’s comments, noting that following the attack on our embassy in Libya, it was CNN, not an American national security team that went into compound and retrieved journals from the ambassador.
“The president knew. The White House knew. They rejected security. Then they came out and they blame it on the film.”