by War News Updates Editor War News Updates: CBS 60 Minutes Reporter Lara Logan 'Rips' Into The White House's Afghan And Al Qaeda Message This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesdays Better Government Association annual luncheon. Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes, delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicagos networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGAs Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor). Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, The Longest War. It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11. Read more .... Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East - Chicago Sun-Times My Comment: The part of her speech that caught my eye was the following .... .... Eleven years later, they still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. Theyre coming back. I chose this subject because, one, I cant stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . . Logan declared in her native South African accent. The lie is that Americas military might has tamed the Taliban. There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years, Logan said. It is driven in part by Taliban apologists, who claim they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban, she added sarcastically. Its such nonsense! Kudos to her for going into the "lions den" and tell the truth to a room that is essentially filled with President Obama supporters and who have "bought" the administration's line on Afghanistan and on our war against radical Islam.