The Corner

A Reason to Pop The (French) Champagne

One of the most important European al-Qaeda figures has been captured – thanks to cooperation between French and American counterintelligence officials working together at a top secret center in Paris. Vive La France!

But if the center, code-named Alliance Base, is top secret, how come there’s a report on it on the front page of today’s Washington Post? .

BTW, my Scripps Howard column is on CIA leaks (and illogic) and it makes the argument that there is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber.

Also BTW, the detained al-Qaeda honcho’s name is Christian Ganczarski. I wonder if naming your son Christian is a risky thing to do – like naming your daughter Chastity?

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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