Daughter's senior prom night. Heading over to a pre-prom picture gathering. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.
Update: ImageImageImage
Many of these young men and women have been in school together since pre-K - very tight group of life-long friends. Watched them all grow into respectable and responsible young adults, and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Update #2: Daughter texts to let us know she was voted Prom Queen. We respond with congratulations. She responds: "Thanks bow down bitches"

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Interesting. I literally looked into Abu Faraj's eyes and confirmed what we suspected re the courier. No detainees at Guantanamo contributed to any of this. @JohnBrennan was a proponent of the program - until he lied about it in his congressional testimony.
To be clear - the location of Usama Bin Laden was validated by CIA interrogation of a number of Al Qaeda detainees. It's actually pretty simple. We had a list of couriers from fringe players who had been detained who described included Abu Ahmed Al Kuwaiti as a principal courier.
...We bounced that list off of KSM when we captured him. He verified all of the detainee identities we received from his nephew and cousins - except for Abu Ahmed Al Kuwaiti. We didn't know at the time that Abu Ahmed was the key, but we did note that KSM didn't name him.
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Is it too much to ask for a smidgen of rational context before smearing an entire profession, @matthewjdowd? While there are aberrant exceptions, those 1,100 presented threats to the officers that required deadly force. For 65 of them "living their lives" included killing cops.
Contrary to self-righteous statements otherwise, it's the police who run to the sound of gunfire. The civilians they encounter were "living their lives" in a manner thought to be unlawful by whomever called the cops. Those numbers are as they should be in any civilized society -
again, with exceptions for bad cops, or bad decisions by otherwise good cops, which are the only encounters we see and read about. The police should be better armed and trained than criminals, and should thusly incur fewer casualties within their ranks than those incurred...
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From @washingtonpost - it seems SFC Pentland was asked to help deal with a guy who was groping neighbors and trying to walk away with an infant. What would you do? "Love to help but he's a black man - don't want to get involved"?
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