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Hard Rain Journal 6-26-06: Feingold says, "This is insanity if you think about what the priorities are of those who have attacked us..."
By Richard Power
Something unusual occurred on Meet The Press yesterday morning, a US Senator pushed back at the duplicitous Tim Russert and spoke boldly about the Bush-Cheney regime's botched, bungled "war on terrorism." In the course of the interview, the Senator also drew attention to a largely ignored, but very significant and dangerous development.
Feingold cited Somalia, where an individual listed by the U.S. State Department as a suspected al Qaeda collaborator was yesterday named as the new leader of a militia that has seized control of Somalia’s capital: "While we were asleep at the switch, while we were bogged down in Iraq, all focused on Iraq as the be all and end all of our American foreign policy, we are losing the battle to al Qaeda. … We’ve spent $2 million in Somalia in the last year while we’re spending $2 billion a week in Iraq. This is insanity if you think about what the priorities are of those who have attacked us and those who are likely to attack us in the future."
VIDEO: Feingold Argues Emergence of Al Qaeda Leader Shows ‘Insanity’ Of Misplaced Priorities, Think Progress, 6-25-06
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Hard Rain Journal 6-14-06: Wrongly Premised “War on Terrorism” has Increased Danger from Terrorism, and Ignored Greater Risks
Words of Power #23: A Reality Check, What A Real World War on Terrorism Would Look Like, and a US Mid-Term Election Strategy
GS(3) Thunderbolt 6-11-06: When The Decider Decides to Do Nothing: What You May Not Know About Zarqawi and Won’t Hear on Network and Cable News
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