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Video- Fox's Michelle Malkin: Gitmo Hunger Strikers Are "Jihad Theater"

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If I had her and Liz Cheney is a small room... Via.

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Live Streaming Video- President Obama Speaks on Counterterrorism Policies 2:00p EDT

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Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison upkeep

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I'm thinking $450m would go a long way helping Oklahoma right about now.

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.

New details on the administration's budget request for next year and other expenses emerged on Tuesday. The cost of the facility that houses 166 prisoners indefinitely includes $200 million for military construction work that could stretch over a decade.

The request also includes $40 million for a fiber optic cable and millions more for military commissions at the facility in Cuba.

Since he took office in January 2009, Obama has pushed to close the prison but has faced opposition from Republicans and some Democrats in Congress. Obama is expected to renew his plea in a speech on counterterrorism on Thursday.

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Mitch McConnell Fooled by Report in Military Version of The Onion

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Oh my. Someone please get this to Ashley Judd. These neanderthals are totally willing to believe any crackpot or satirical story that fits their warped narrative. I'm sure McConnell thought he had found himself a hobby horse he could ride the poop out of. Via Wired.

The best parody contains elements of truth. Which might explain how the military’s answer to The Onion suckered the Senate’s Republican leader.

Meet The Duffel Blog, if you haven’t already. A must-read for national-security nerds — and anyone who enjoys humor, really — it provides pitch-perfect military parody online, such as this piece about Syria hosting Iraq War reenactors (bylined by “G-Had”) or this one about a Google Street View Prius getting blown up in Kandahar. The Duffel Blog, as dutiful readers know, is America’s oldest online source for fake military news, founded in 1797 in a moment of farsightedness. It often gives more real talk than most legit journalistic institutions, but there is no way you can confuse it with the real news.

Unless you are a senior member of the United States Senate.

On November 14, 2012, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote to Elizabeth King, the Pentagon’s congressional liaison, with a an unusually credulous query. “I am writing on behalf of a constituent who has contacted me regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits,” McConnell wrote in a letter acquired by Danger Room. “I would appreciate your review and response to my constituent’s concerns.”

Um, Guantanamo detainees getting GI Bill benefits? Yes, that’s from the Duffel Blog, as McConnell’s constituent clearly states, complete with the reference URL. Said constituent even notes that he or she can’t find any information about the alleged government payouts to suspected insurgents and terrorists.

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Cartoon of the Day

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Audio- Glenn Beck Asserts That "Many" Libyan Rebels Are "Detainees From Gitmo, People Who Have Fought Against The United States"

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Literally pulling it out of his butt. Via MM.

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Video- Fox & Friends flip over decision to house some Gitmo detainees in Illinois prison

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Terrorists in the coffee shops? Oh my.

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