10 things you need to know today: December 28, 2014

The Week An AirAsia plane goes missing, thousands turn out for an NYPD officer’s funeral, and more. 1. Indonesia suspends search for missing AirAsia plane Darkness and poor weather forced Indonesian search crews to postpone their hunt for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday morning en route to Singapore. Flight QZ8501, which was carrying… More 10 things you need to know today: December 28, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers Are Calling Him a ‘Deserter’

I suspect when all is said and done, like Pat Tillman, Bowe Bergdahl was disillusioned about the war in Afghanistan. We don’t know his psychological state when he wandered off base.  We don’t know much of anything except what the hysterical GOP is telling us and some soldiers who knew Bergdahl. The investigations into this… More Bowe Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers Are Calling Him a ‘Deserter’

Romney On Omitting U.S. Troops From RNC Speech: ‘You Talk About Things You Think Are Important’

  Oh no he didn’t! I can see and hear the blow-back coming down the pike  from that statement… Think Progress In an interview with Fox News this afternoon, Mitt Romney shot back at critics who complained that he didn’t mention Afghanistan or praise U.S. troops in his convention speech last week, arguing that he focused… More Romney On Omitting U.S. Troops From RNC Speech: ‘You Talk About Things You Think Are Important’

Taliban Writes Letter to Congress

Daily Beast A spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan has written a 2,300-word letter to Congress, calling upon American lawmakers to get “a true picture of the ground realities” of the war in Afghanistan. In what appears to be the first letter that the group has written to Congress, specifically, its spokesperson, Qari Mohammad Yousaf Ahmadi, claims… More Taliban Writes Letter to Congress