Keeping Yemenis from knowing about drone attacks on innocent civilians is the best way of keeping them from falling into the hands of Al Qaeda who would mercilessly kill innocent civilians.
Thankfully, a phone call from the prez is enough to keep fellow-travling terrorist-supporting liberal journalists locked up for a few years more. Unfortunately not enough for a 5 year sentence. If this Al Qaeda-loving journalist had been in the US, we could have charged him with giving secret information to the enemy, which now includes Al Qaeda, the press and thus himself.
At at time when only 28% of Americans think the Afghanistan War worth it, it's important to stay the course and at least make sure the *tactics* we use in these wars aren't diluted by those seeking a de-escalation of tensions. Retreat doesn't have to be defeat after all - as long as we can keep drones and residual forces at work protecting America's freedoms, we might not need armed gunships and massive boots on the ground.
But when journalists take the law and international security into their own hands, reporting unfortunate incidents as if they were our purpose all along, just to make us look bad, it's asymmetric warfare and we should respond assertively, just as we have with the
forcefeedings for massive Gitmo hunger strikes counter-measures for the small disruptions at our terrorist detention center.
While some think the press is owed special allowances by way of the Constitution, we view it as a group with special responsibilities in cooperation with the war on terror. But as long as they can fulfill their duties in dispensing the truth in modest approved amounts, we're happy to provide them with a bit more access to assist their important mission.