Dec 28

Clueless Clapper: What Terrorist?

Clueless Clapper

Yeah I know this story is a few days old, I was spending time with my family and it’s not exactly like this website cost you a lot of money – you get what you pay for… actually you get a lot more than you pay for, actually if all you got was a blank page it would be more than you pay for, but I digress.

White House admits national intelligence chief was left in the dark about UK terrorism arrests

Red-faced White House officials admitted today that the nation’s top intelligence chief was mistakenly left in the dark about key terrorist arrests in London.

The humiliating confession came after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stumbled when he was asked about the raids by ABC anchor Diane Sawyer.

The British arrests to foil an alleged al Qaeda terror plot got wide coverage on TV news shows and newspapers. But the spy chief appeared stumped when asked whether there were any US links.

Sawyer was talking to Mr Clapper, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, and John Brennan, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism.

Mr Clapper was caught totally off guard by Sawyer’s reference to the London arrests, and Mr Brennan hastily broke in to comment on the situation.

Sawyer told Mr Clapper she was ‘a little surprised’ that he ‘didn’t know about London’, to which he replied: ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t.’

This is our government sadly – how do you MISTAKENLY leave the Director of Intelligence out of a Intelligence report? Should that be the very person to file, approve and be first on the list of the report? If you’re in CHARGE of intelligence I’d think you’d be “in the loop” – but that’s just me.

I ask what would the liberal say if this was under Bush?

It’s a small wonder that in the last two years we’re not all facing Mecca – we’ve certainly had more domestic attacks under Obama than under Bush and we wonder why? The very people in charge of what’s going on in the world are clueless – so I ask in these tough economic times… the toughest since the Great Depression – what are we paying this guy for?

More here…
Napolitano: Clapper’s ignorance of U.K. arrests a PR failure

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