Monday, March 28, 2005

Problem in the State Dept.

The State Dept. is suppose to follow the agenda of the Administration, not what they want to do. Maybe someone forgot to tell the Ambassador to Pakistan or she is being a typical Foggy Bottom Dimwit and does what she wants.
WASHINGTON - A lone U.S. ambassador compromised America's hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan for more than two years, The New York Sun has learned.

Ambassador Nancy Powell, America's representative in Pakistan, refused to allow the distribution in Pakistan of wanted posters, matchbooks, and other items advertising America's $25 million reward for information leading to the capture of Mr. bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders.

Instead, thousands of matchbooks, posters, and other material - printed at taxpayer expense and translated into Urdu, Pashto, and other local languages - remained "impounded" on American Embassy grounds from 2002 to 2004, according to Rep. Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois.

Mr. Kirk discovered Ms. Powell's unusual order in January 2004 and, over the past year, launched a series of behind-the-scenes moves that culminated in a blunt conversation with President Bush aboard Air Force One, the removal of the ambassador, and congressional approval for reinvigorating the hunt for Mr. bin Laden.

Ms. Powell took it upon herself, NOT to distribute the Osama bin Laden "Wanted" material, thus HELPING Bin Laden stay hidden. This sounds kinda like treason to me, or am I being overly extreme? When you disobey the Adminstration, and DO NOT allow the material to be distributed, you have in affect hindered, knowingly, our efforts to apprehend the World's #1 Terrorist, and so you've helped the enemy. Yep, Treason, and she needs to pay for it instead of just being "reassigned". The Liberals and appeaseniks that populate the State Dept., need to go, because they are knowingly twarting America's efforts in the War on Terrorism.

Mr Minority