“CBS’ Lara Logan Slams US Government and Says The Taliban Is As Strong As Ever” The Blaze
“Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East” Chicago Sun-Times
CBS correspondent, Lara Logan, is the wartime journalist who endured an horrific ordeal in Egypt when she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob of angry Egyptian men during their Arab Spring ‘celebrations’. This was near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, 2011, the day that President Hosni Mubarak was finally driven from power.
Logan has a message for the public that she gave in Chicago, October 2, 2012, at the Better Government Association annual luncheon.
“They” (the Taliban and other Islamic operatives) are as strong as ever.
“During a recent keynote address at the Better Government Association annual luncheon , Logan delivered 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 in fact re-energized and coming back in force. Logan also informed the crowd that a “lie” is being propagated by the American government.
“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!”
From 2:22 to 5:59 is the 60 Minutes segment that Lara includes in her presentation. However, whoever filmed it was so distracting by flailing the camera all over the room, that I recommend you skip this section and continue at 6:00 with Lara Logan live.
“Our enemies are writing the story, she suggests, and there’s no happy ending for us.
As a journalist, I was queasy. Reporters should tell the story, not be the story. As an American, I was frightened.
Logan even called for retribution for the recent terrorist killings of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials. The event is a harbinger of our vulnerability, she said. Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”
In the “good old days,” reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge.
In these “new” days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.”