Newbill Emails on Crooked Hillary 3rd Set


Edited by John R. Houk

Sent by Tony Newbill

Posted November 7, 2016


It appears Rep. Louie Gohmert was correct on the reason FBI Director James Comey notified Congress that he was reopening an investigation into Crooked Hillary emails. Gohmert had intimated Comey’s reasoning was to avoid perjury charges pertaining to Congressional testimony about his July decision to not recommend prosecution.


I read several other reasons, including a bad conscience for not doing the right thing and a FBI rank and file rebellion in resignations over the ludicrous July decision. Comey’s Sunday decision (11/6/16) stipulation that upon examination of 650,000 emails on the Weiner/Huma sex offender laptop that relate to Crooked Hillary’s illegal private server, Comey’s decision is the same as in July.


Does anyone think it is even fathomable to go through all 650,000 emails to make that call in a bit a week after their discovery? My first assessment that Comey is as crooked (SEE HERE and HERE) as Hillary, Obama and Loretta Lynch thus remains the same!


The context here is still surrounding Crooked Hillary yet along the lines of Voter Fraud in years past right up to the present.


JRH 11/7/16

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Barack Obama 2008

10/23/2016 9:25 AM


Breitbart VIDEO: Women & the Economy [Obama 2008 on voting & Dem control of elections]


Obama & Hillary Complete Liars

10/25/2016 10:56 AM


Have you seen this???


It is clear, President Obama is a complete liar, Hillary Clinton is a complete liar, and they should be held accountable for their wrong-doing.


Obama clearly knew Hillary had a personal email server. He lied when he first said he heard about it on the news.


There is no other email from Wikileaks that I have seen that provides more evidence than the one below.  It is clear, President Obama is a complete liar, Hillary Clinton is a complete liar, and they should be held accountable for their wrong-doing. Obama clearly knew Hillary had a personal email server. He lied when he first said he heard about it on the news.


NOTE: Josh Schwerin is Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson for her 2016 presidential campaign and a former campaign staffer for Virginia governor and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Terry McAuliffe. His brother Dan Schwerin is a long time Clinton staffer and speechwriter.


Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails


From: Nick Merrill <>
Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 6:39 PM
Subject: Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails
To: Philippe Reines <>, Heather Samuelson <>, Cheryl Mills <>Begin forwarded message:

*From:* Josh Schwerin <>

*Date:* March 7, 2015 at 6:33:44 PM EST

*To:* Jennifer Palmieri <>, Kristina Schake <>, Nick Merrill <>, Jesse Ferguson <>
*Subject:* *POTUS on HRC emails*

Jen you probably have more on this but it looks like POTUS just said he found out HRC was using her personal email when he saw it in the news.

— Josh Schwerin Cell: 518-369-5469
Date: 2015-03-07 21:41
Subject: Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails

we need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say

———- Forwarded message ———-



Katherine Miller



I have some questions here


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5:27 PM – 7 Mar 2015







General John Allen is Being Promoted In Hillary Commercials

10/27/2016 1:06 AM




Why General John Allen is Being Promoted In Commercials For Hillary Clinton
Posted on October 26, 2016 by sundance
If you had any idea the scope of the people who don’t want this information out it would blow your mind. We have shared this information before, however if you have family in a battleground state where the John Allen commercial is being run on TV share this information.


[Blog Editor: The rest of the story (as Paul Harvey might have said) outlines the implication that Obama/Crooked Hillary went after General Petraeus – then CIA Director –  because his mistress Paula Broadwell leaked publicly that the Benghazi Islamic terrorist attack was on a CIA annex building. The Obama Administration perceived the leak as a threat to Obama’s November 2012 reelection. Thus, Petraeus was shut-up and discredited with prosecution. The key is that General John Allen’s daughter was involved in this triangle of leaking and prosecution. Ergo the question is: Was General Allen blackmailed into supporting Crooked Hillary? READ THE ENTIRE VERY LOGICAL POST!!!!]


Freedom from a Hillary Clinton

10/27/2016 9:39 AM


Dear Congress****for Country****for Freedom from a Hillary Clinton   Monarchy of corruption over the Justice system that holds We the People to THEIR idea of how the LAW applies to them versus WE the PEOPLE, I BEG CONGRESS TO RALLY AGAINST SEATING THIS PRESIDENT IF SHE IS ELECTED BECAUSE OF THIS DISQUALIFYING FACT!!!!!!!!!




Here are the Statues that are the Last Refuge for Saving the USA from the Clinton Monarchy from taking over the Sovereignty of We the People … Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, along with the Twelfth and Twentieth Amendments govern the election of the U.S. President. The procedure is also regulated by federal and state laws:



Constitutional criteria


Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, along with the Twelfth and Twentieth Amendments govern the election of the U.S. President. The procedure is also regulated by federal and state laws. Under federal Law, the presidential electors (the members of the Electoral College) must be “appointed, in each state, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year”. Thus, all states appoint their electors on the same date, in November, once every four years. However, the manner of appointment of the electors is determined by the law of each State.


Currently, in every state, an election by the people is the method employed for the choice of the members of the Electoral College; however, any State remains free to change its manner of appointing its slate of members of the Electoral College, so that the law of a state could, for instance, prescribe election by the state legislature, or even choice by the state’s governor, as the manner of appointment of the electors representing the state. In spite of that theoretical possibility, a popular election in each state is the established method of selection of the members of the Electoral College, and given that all the statewide elections happen on the same date, the simultaneous elections resemble a national general election.


READ ENTIRETY (President-elect of the United States; Wikipedia; page was last modified on 11/7/16 14:05)



Hillary’s Weiner-gate

10/29/2016 10:20 AM


Hillary’s Weiner-gate ……   The very first thing to note is that Comey made no mention of a grand jury.  The emails whose existence he learned of may have been the result of a subpoena in another investigation. Update: It was announced ten days ago that grand jury would be convened to investigate Weiner’s sexting “by the end of the month.”  The timing of Comey’s letter strongly suggests that the devices containing new emails were obtained through a grand jury subpoena, with no immunity deals or evidence destruction needed. If that is the case, further subpoenas are quite possible, a tool that was left unused in the investigation to date.


There are 3 competing theories as to why he might be doing this now that come to mind., read these 3 competing theories in this first link:


There are 3 competing theories as to why he might be doing this now that come to mind.


  • He might be seeking to restore his badly damaged reputation, recognizing that the damage he has inflicted on the FBI is substantial.  Three days ago, American Thinker published an open letter from a retired FBI Agent, Hugh Galyean, that laid out some of the damage Comey has inflicted on the institution he leads.  There is little doubt that this reached many in the FBI family, putting in print what people have only whispered about.  If those silenced voices start speaking out, Comey could face a serious loss of face. In this scenario, he is heading off a staff rebellion, possibly including mass resignations.


  • Rush Limbaugh today discussed an alternative theory, that by announcing an FBI Investigation resuming, Comey is putting a lid on further attention to Wikileaks. I guess this means that Clinton forces will argue we must wait for the investigation to be complete (after the election) before speaking about what the evil Russians are planting into our politics.


  • It is possible that something so dramatic came up in the pertinent emails that postponing a public reaction by not announcing the reopening of the investigation would, be regarded as political interference by covering up a smoking gun until after the election. In this scenario, Comey is assuming the evidence cannot be suppressed, and that he would be held accountable after it comes out. This scenario also indicates that we could be headed for a constitutional crisis, involving the possible indictment of a president-elect before an election. Or the evidence being turned over to the House of Representatives for impeachment hearings.


READ ENTIRETY (3 Competing Theories on Why the FBI Reopened the Hillary Email Server Investigation; By Thomas Lifson; American Thinker; 10/28/16)

And this Retired FBI Agent puts Hillary Clinton and James Comey in their Place!!!!!!!!!!





I am writing regarding your public statement in July, 2016 informing the American people that the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton was being closed without referring it to a Federal Grand Jury or the Attorney General of the U. S. for a decision whether or not to indict her. Strangely, you eloquently laid out enough of the evidence deduced from the investigation to strongly indicate there was abundant evidence uncovered during the investigation and interview of her to not only indict but to convict her in  Federal Court.­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­However, you personally  re-worded and soft-pedaled the actions she took as Secretary of State describing her actions as “extremely careless” in using a personal email and un-secured server for her communications while Secretary of State. You rewrote the statute, which is not your job.


As a retired Special Agent of the FBI, I have standing to write this letter. My thirty years in law enforcement, including 22 years as a Special Agent with the FBI have given me the knowledge, expertise and experience to question and confront you for your perplexing actions, which (as you well know) were outside the normal standard operating procedure of the FBI and Federal judicial procedures. Some of the finest people in the world proudly carry the credentials of FBI Agent and you have soiled them and not allowed them to speak. But I will not be silent.


Sorry, but NO SIR, MS Clinton was not merely careless or extremely careless. She was not even negligent or grossly negligent (as the statute requires). Hillary Clinton was knowingly purposeful in her decisions and actions to set up a server under her exclusive control and possession in order to control what information was available to the American public and Congress regarding her actions as Secretary of State. Furthermore, she took those government owned communications into her personal possession after leaving her position and knowingly and willingly attempted to destroy them so her nefarious actions could never be known or used as evidence of her corrupt moral character against her.


Sir, what possessed you? Did you cave in to political pressure to unilaterally come to this decision? I fear that is the case, and Rule of Law be damned. I am embarrassed for and ashamed of you. You have set a precedent that can never be rectified… and certainly not justified. Shame on you, Sir. You ought to resign right now in disgrace for READ THE REST (A Retired FBI Agent Addresses James Comey on the Hillary Clinton Investigation; By Hugh Galyen; American Thinker; 10/25/16)



Voter Fraud Computer Program

10/31/2016 10:57 PM


Bev Harris of Black Box Voting Blows the Lid off the Biggest Voter Fraud computer program EVER in the History of the USA!!!  

VIDEO: Fraction Magic – Detailed Vote Rigging Demonstration


Posted by Bev Harris

Published on Oct 31, 2016


A real-time demo of the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found, with context and explanation. (See also: Jordan Robertson of Bloomberg Business analyzes Fraction Magic in its Cyber Security Segment:  and Cover Story in Bloomberg Businessweek

This demonstration uses a real voting system and real vote databases and takes place in seconds across multiple jurisdictions. Over 5000 subcontractors and middlemen have the access to perform this for any or all clients. It can give contract signing authority to whoever the user chooses. All political power can be converted to the hands of a few anonymous subcontractors. It’s a product. It’s scaleable. It learns its environment and can adjust to any political environment, any demographic. It runs silently, invisibly, and can produce plausible results that really pass for the real thing.


This is what Bev Harris says we need to do to prove the VOTE!!!!!


“At this point it is incumbent on election officials to allow the public to authenticate the entire count. That can easily be done using existing systems at almost no cost. Most systems now take pictures of every vote. The votes remain anonymous. The pictures, “ballot images” are legally required to be disclosed under Freedom of Information law. Crowd source the ability to verify the whole thing. The Fraction Magic process alters the vote results but, in our experimentation, did not alter the ballot images. There is a county that did place all ballot images on the Web – Humboldt County, Calif. The first time they did this, and citizens conducted their own count of the ballot images, they were able to prove that the voting machines miscounted by omitting votes from an entire precinct even though it had been uploaded. Go the the [sic] county the day after the election with a USB stick in hand and ask them to give you the entire set of ballot images. And if they obstruct, document it. ”


In this Interview at the beginning Bev Harris says Hillary will win no matter if the she wins or loses:

VIDEO: Smoking Gun In Massive Election Fraud Discovered By Investigators


Posted by The Alex Jones Channel

Published on Oct 31, 2016


Bev Harris of joins the Alex Jones show to reveal the motherload of voting fraud and how it being done.

Learn more:

Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching millions help us reach millions more. Share the READ THE REST


Bev Harris is the nation’s leading voting fraud expert and she just blew the cover off of voter fraud like never before. Harris joined Alex Jones where she details the entire thing, which can been [sic] seen in the videos below.


There is a ton of information to digest here, so please take some time to watch exactly what is being explained in the videos below.



From Info Wars:


Used in precincts all across the country, the software – deemed “the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found” – allows votes to be fractured and rounded up or down to sway the results for any candidate.


According to Harris, a member of the non-partisan Black Box Voting investigative team, this latest discovery constitutes the “missing piece” that blows the lid off of wide-scale voter fraud.



“It was put in the system in 2001 but it came into wide use in 2006,” Harris said. “It took someone with a special set of skills to know what to look for.”


A mini-documentary by Black Box Voting on the discovery shows real-time demonstrations with the secretive software.




VIDEO: Biggest Election Fraud In History Discovered In The United States: Breaking Now


Posted by The Alex Jones Channel 

Published on Oct 31, 2016

Bev Harris of gives Alex Jones the full details on how the elite are planning to steal the election.

Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching READ THE REST


“It can give contract signing authority to whoever the user chooses,” the video’s description states. “All political power can be converted to the hands of a few anonymous subcontractors.”


“It runs silently, invisibly, and can produce plausible results that really pass for the real thing.”


Alex Jones has just exposed the mother load [sic] of voter election fraud information, but you READ ENTIRETY (Biggest Election Fraud In U.S History Exposed and Every American Needs To Know; By Proud Conservative;; 11/1/16)



Edited by John R. Houk

Text or links embraced by brackets are by the Editor.


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Petraeus Affair Scandal Renditions

In this Jan. 30, 2010 photo, Natalie Khawam, left, Gen. David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the comfort of a tent on the Kelley's front lawn in Tampa, Fla. Jill Kelley is identified as the woman who received threatening emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. Jill Kelley serves as the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Amu Scherzer) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT; USA TODAY OUT; TV OUT; NO WEB USE; MAGS OUT

Are you a bit confused about Petraeus/Broadwell – Allen/Kelley sex scandal that is taking down elite military generals/CIA Director? Fox News is beginning to bring up the fishiness of the scandals exposure and Benghazigate. Below is a pretty good explanation unraveling the many jaded sides of this affair.


Below is Yid with the Lid which is followed by the Gawker because that post includes information on a FBI agent (unidentified as of this post) who also had the hots for Jill Kelley.


JRH 11/14/12

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Petraeus Scandal Update: Enter the Crazy Twin Sister


Posted by Jeff Dunetz

NOVEMBER 13, 2012

The Lid: Yid with Lid – Exploring theories of political relativity


Pretty soon you won’t know the players in the Petraeus scandal without a scorecard.  Here is where we left off.  Gen. David Petraeus had an affair with Paula Broadwell. The affair was discovered when Broadwell sent nasty emails to Jilly Kelly to stay away from her man.  Except Kelly and Pertraeus (sic) were not having an affair, but Ms Kelly had exchanged between 20,000 and 30,000 emails with General John Allen who replaced Petraeus in Afghanistan (you following this?). Now we discover both Petraeus and Allen tried to intervene in the custody battle involving Natalie Khawam, the “psychologically unstable” twin sister. Yep– just what this soap opera needed– a crazy Twin Sister.

According to the NY Post:

The generals’ letters to the court — written in the past two months [and embedded below] — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody [of her son to Khawam] because of serious reservations about her honesty and mental stability, court records show.


All we need now is a mad scientist, and someone thought dead for 20 years showing up (the usual role of the crazy twin. Kwawam’s ex:

Grayson Wolfe, was unable to see the child for more than a year, according to court documents. The judge overseeing the case cited Khawam with “outrageous conduct,” “bad faith litigation tactics,” and “illogical thinking,” awarding full custody to the father and socking the mom with $350,000 in legal fees in 2011.


The judge gave Wolfe sole custody of the couple’s son after finding that Khawam, a lawyer, repeatedly lied under oath and filed bogus domestic-violence and child-abuse claims against her husband after their one-year marriage began crumbling in 2009.


That judge also found that Khawam routinely defied court orders to let the child see his dad and sent harassing e-mails to Wolfe’s friends and business partners that “excoriated Mr. Wolfe for being a horrible father and husband.” 

The judge blasted Khawam for giving false evidence, and noted that a court-ordered shrink had found her domestic-violence allegations to be “part of an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations . . . that are so numerous, so extraordinary and [so] distorted that they defy any common-sense view of reality.”

The judge also noted that she “is a psychologically unstable person.”


It seems that Khawam was trying to get unrestricted visits with here (sic) child and both Generals vouched for her conduct as a mom.

Petraeus said he had observed Natalie and her son, “including when we hosted them and the Kelley family for Christmas dinner this past year. In each case, we have seen a very loving relationship – a Mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable, educational and developmental experiences,” he wrote.

“In view of this, it is unfortunate, in my view, that her interaction with her son has been so limited by the custody settlement,” Petraeus continued.

A separate letter from Allen is dated Sept. 22, two days after the Petraeus letter. “Natalie clearly loves [child’s name] and cherishes each and every opportunity she has to spend time with him. She is a dedicated mother,” Allen wrote. “In light of Natalie’s maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child, I humbly request your reconsideration of the existing mandated custody settlement,” Allen wrote. He said he got to observe the mother and child “at command social functions.”

If this was made up and put on TV I would not watch it because the plot seems much too unbelievable. 


Court lette(r)s from Gens. Allen and Petraeus


Allen-Petraeus Correspondence



A Flowchart of the Petraeus Affair’s Love Pentagon, from the Shirtless FBI Agent to Chuck Klosterman


gawker-flowchart-petraeus-sex scandal


By Max Read

NOV 13, 2012 2:29 PM


Since CIA director David Petraeus resigned on Friday over an extramarital affair uncovered by the FBI, the story has shifted from John Le Carré espionage novel to Vince Flynn right-wing thriller to misanthropic Coen Brothers farce — adding along the way more characters, more improbable situations, and best of all, more sexually-charged emails.


But how can you keep track of it, between the five main characters in this metaphorically-appropriate Love Pentagon and the many minor characters besides? You come here, where in-house illustrator Jim Cooke has created this attractive and easy-to-follow flow-chart, a key to which is provided below.


(Note: Click for an expanded view of the chart.)


The Main Characters


David Petraeus, the director of the C.I.A. and retired four-star general, resigned on Friday afternoon over his extramarital affair with…


Paula Broadwell, the West Point and Harvard graduate who wrote Petraeus’ biography and accompanied the general to Afghanistan in 2010. Rumors about the two, who regularly took long jogs together, and whose affair is said to have begun in 2011 after Petraeus accepted his post as CIA director, had been floating for months, but the FBI investigation that uncovered the affair didn’t begin until Broadwell sent harassing emails to…


Jill Kelley, a civilian who volunteered in Tampa — where Petraeus was stationed before leaving for Afghanistan — as a military social liaison and party planner. The anonymous emails, which accused Kelley of having an inappropriate relationship with Petraeus (according to the Daily Beast, they read “like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base … You need to take it down a notch'”), spooked the married socialite enough to ask for help from…


an FBI agent friend, as yet unnamed, who referred the emails to the agency’s cyber crimes unit. After connecting the anonymous harassment to Broadwell, agents uncovered evidence of an affair between her and Petraeus; at that point, however, our anonymous FBI friend was removed from the case, reportedly over concerns he’d become “obsessed.” Check it: dude had sent shirtless photos of himself to Kelley. (Don’t worry; his thread doesn’t end here). In all likelihood, though, Kelley ignored the buff FBI JPEGs because she herself was apparently exchanging thousands of emails with..


General John Allen, Petraeus’ replacement in Afghanistan. The emails — comprising “tens of thousands of pages,” according to the Pentagon, probably because they’re including the entire chain with every print-out — are said to have been, at worst, flirtatious, and it seems unlikely that the two ever consummated an affair. Nevertheless, Allen is now under investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general, though he won’t be stepping down from his post in Afghanistan.


Bit Players


It wouldn’t be a sex farce with an “unstable” family member! And that’s why we have…


Natalie Khawam, Kelley’s sister, for whom Petraeus wrote a letter of support in a custody battle. Khawam, the New York Post reports, was accused of being “psychologically unstable” and was not granted custody.


And remember the FBI agent? After being pulled off the case, apparently motivated by a certain political “worldview,” our topless buddy leaked news of the investigation to…


Dave Reichert, Republican congressman from Washington, who in turn leaked the information to…


Eric Cantor, House majority leader, who quickly called the FBI to ask, we assume, “what the fuck?” Which brings us to…


Chuck Klosterman, who today wrote an essay for Grantland about the eight or so hours during which a few people on the internet were speculating that a letter to his New York Times advice column had come from Broadwell’s husband. It didn’t, and yet Klosterman manages to wring 2,000 words out of his non-brush with the Petraeus affair. The final paragraph:


But you know what I learned from this? Nothing. I learned nothing. It’s just something that happened (and it just so happens that it happened to me). Life is crazy. But I already knew that last Thursday, and so did you.




[illustration by Jim Cooke, hat tip to Hilary Sargent Ramadei]


Edited by John R. Houk


Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East

Lara Logan (Muslim sex-assault victim Egypt)

Lara Logan is a news correspondent for CBS News’ 60 Minutes. She was a keynote speaker at Chicago luncheon of big dogs in “government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas.”


Her speech was a warning that Islamic Terrorism is on the rise rather than the wane as the Obama Administration would have us believe. The BHO propaganda of course is spewing because Obama wants to look like the guy that is ending a decade long war that has been fought in Afghanistan and Iraq began by Republican President George W. Bush because Islamic purists declared war on the USA by attacking the Twin Towers on American soil.


The article I am cross posting is a stark warning of America’s future. This future may hog tie America’s military to respond because BHO’s propaganda of a waning Islamic Terrorist threat has been an excuse to gut America’s military budget.


You should be curious why Logan – a correspondent from a rather Liberal news show – is warning that Islamic Terrorism is far from done and far from unable to strike out the USA. Logan’s politics may have changed on military policy because she was raped at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt covering Hosni Mubarak being deposed by Islamist incitement of Egypt’s Muslim populace. Logan has a good reason to distrust the Muslim mind so check out her warning in Chicago.


JRH 10/9/12 (Hat Tip: Danny Jeffrey)

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Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East



October 7, 2012 4:04PM

Updated: October 9, 2012 8:02AM

Chicago Sun-Times


This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesday’s Better Government Association annual luncheon.


Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicago’s networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGA’s Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor).


Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.


Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.


“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent.


The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.


“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”


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. We have been lulled into believing that the perils are in the past: “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.”


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.


© Copyright 2012 Sun-Times Media, LLC