Between dithering in Afghanistan and ignoring the war on terror by repeatedly saying we’re at war with terror, Barack Obama has somehow managed to actually capture three senior Taliban officials in the past week or so.
Look at that, everybody! Obama is so soft on terrorists that terrorists are just throwing themselves at him! They can’t even wait to be Mirandized! Being Mirandized is the new NOT being Mirandized!
From the NY Times, which obviously can’t be trusted because of their bias toward facts:
Two senior Taliban leaders have been arrested in recent days inside Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as American and Pakistani intelligence agents continued to press their offensive against the group’s leadership after the capture of the insurgency’s military commander last month.
Afghan officials said the Taliban’s “shadow governors” for two provinces in northern Afghanistan had been detained in Pakistan by officials there. Mullah Abdul Salam, the Taliban’s leader in Kunduz, was detained in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad, and Mullah Mir Mohammed of Baghlan Province was also captured in an undisclosed Pakistani city, they said.
The arrests come on the heels of the capture of Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s military commander and the deputy to Mullah Muhammad Omar, the movement’s founder. Mr. Baradar was arrested in a joint operation by the C.I.A. and the ISI, Pakistan’s military intelligence agency.
So how big are these arrest? Conveniently, the Times has an answer to that question:
Together, the three arrests mark the most significant blow to the Taliban’s leadership since the American-backed war began eight years ago.
We just checked the Google and Politico (obviously) to see if there’s been any statement from Dick Cheney, but there doesn’t seem to be anything. Can’t even wait to see him admit that he’s been wrong, and heap praise on Obama for doing in one year what he and George W. Bush couldn’t in eight.