Capture of Taliban's #2 A Major Success For Obama Administration

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm sure Republicans will be racing to credit the Obama Administration for a superb job here.
A senior official tells ABC News that "several days" ago U.S. and Pakistani intelligence captured the Taliban's Number 2, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and he is providing intelligence.

"This operation was an enormous success," the official told ABC News. "It is a very big deal."

Baradar is second to only Mullah Mohammed Omar in the Afghan Taliban, and is the commander of the organization on a daily basis...


National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones (ret.) was in Pakistan last week meeting with Pakistani officials. Baradar's capture will no doubt be heralded as an example of improved cooperation between U.S. intelligence and the ISI.
That's right, it appears that the Obama Administration's efforts in fighting our enemies - and working with our allies - has paid off big time. Maybe this is what Joe Biden was referring to on Sunday when he spoke confidently about the war on terror and asserted that "we have been relentless, absolutely relentless in isolating al Qaeda." And maybe this capture is the result of the administration's approach to working with Pakistan? Anyway, I can't wait for the accolades to pour in from Eric Cantor, John Boehner, etc., etc. What? They're not pouring in? Just like with the Obama Administration saving us from Great Depression Part II? I'm shocked, I tell you, just shocked! :)