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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to introduce legislation to cut all aid to Pakistan until the foreign country releases a physician who assisted the U.S. in killing Osama bin Laden.

According to reports, Dr. Shakil Afridi worked with U.S. intelligence officials to run a number of a fake hepatitis B vaccine programs in order to prove the terrorist leader lived in the Abbottabad compound.

Last week, a Pakistani court sentenced Afridi to 33 years in prison for treason under tribal law.

“Pakistan must understand that they are choosing the wrong side. They accuse Dr. Afridi of working against Pakistan, but he was simply helping the U.S. capture the head of al Qaida. Surely Pakistan is not linking their interests with those of an international terrorist organization,” Paul said in a statement. [click to continue…]

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Yarmuth: Obama Has Right to Politicize bin Laden Death

by admin May 3, 2012

For most of the week Republicans have been critical of an attack ad by President Obama’s re-election campaign highlighting the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. But Democratic Congress John Yarmuth believes its proper for the president to politicize the issue. The ad released earlier this month features former President Bill Clinton, who says […]

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Chandler Was Shown bin Laden Photos, Favors Releasing Them

by admin May 12, 2011

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler was given the opportunity to view death photos of Osama Bin Laden this morning. The Versailles Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee says they are images he won’t soon forget. “There’s an enormous wound or gash from his left eye all the way […]

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Herald-Leader Says Beshear Snubbing President Obama Was a Mistake

by admin May 10, 2011

Pointing out that President Barack Obama’s harshest critics have praised him for killing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s editorial board chastised Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for snubbing the president during his first visit to the commonwealth. Last week, Mr. Obama delivered a speech at Fort Campbell after meeting with military service members.  […]

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Stumbo: Beshear Was Wrong to Snub Obama

by admin May 9, 2011

Joining prominent civil rights leaders and other Democratic lawmakers, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said Governor Steve Beshear should have adjusted his schedule to be at Fort Campbell and greet President Barack Obama during his a recent visit to the military base. Last Friday, Mr. Obama made his first visit as president to the […]

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Obama Addresses Troops at Fort Campbell

by admin May 6, 2011

Addressing military service members at Fort Campbell, President Barack Obama honored the special operations team that killed 9/11 terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Joined by Vice President Joe Biden, the president arrived to thank the soldiers after having a private meeting with members of the Navy SEAL team that killed the al-Qaeda founder. It was […]

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Yarmuth Discusses Budget, bin Laden

by admin May 6, 2011

Appearing on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown on Friday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says the killing of terror suspect Osama bin Laden should speed up U.S. forces pulling out of Afghanistan. Check it out:

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Obama May Meet SEAL Team During Visit, Beshear Will Stay Away

by admin May 5, 2011

According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama will meet with members of the Navy SEAL team who killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell in Kentucky on Friday. However, Governor Steve Beshear will not accompany the president during his first visit to the commonwealth. The White House source didn’t provide […]

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Thursday Here and Now: Oaks and Derby, Bullying, and Time to Cut Pakistan Loose?

by Todd Mundt May 5, 2011

Here’s some of what we’re getting ready for today’s show: What Does Bin Laden’s Death Mean For The Afghan War & US Military? Defense analyst and author Tom Ricks says because Osama Bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in Pakistan “the jig is up” and the U.S. should curtail relations with Pakistan. We’ll […]

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Obama to Address Troops at Fort Campbell

by admin May 5, 2011

Days after a successful mission that killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama will address military service members at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Friday. It will be Mr. Obama’s first visit to the commonwealth since being elected president. The base is home to several military units, including the 101st Airborne Division and the […]

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