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December 19, 2009

Negotiator in Chief Orders Cruise Missile Attacks on Al-Qaeda Targets in Yemen

Am I in favor of this? Of course I am.

On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.

Yemen? Never heard of it.

One of the targeted sites was a suspected al Qaeda training camp north of the capitol, Sanaa, and the second target was a location where officials said "an imminent attack against a U.S. asset was being planned."

The Yemen attacks by the U.S. military represent a major escalation of the Obama administration's campaign against al Qaeda.

Major escalations do not set well with the already irritated base. But a quick skim of the lefty sites over the past few days contains an awful lot of "civil war spreading in Yemen" stories.

ALSO, Senate passes $636BB military spending bill, which among other things extends the Patriot Act.

Expect quiet signature.


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