Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier asks an important question that has deeper implications than what may be reflected by the recent, tragic events involving our CIA personnel. The lessons learned should harken back to the Clinton Administration when President Clinton deemphasized human intelligence sources and over emphasized technical capabilities. Satellites and such are useful tools and necessary, but that cannot replace the people on the ground collecting intelligence, speaking the language, and understanding the society. Therefore Obama's recent double-speak problem about the intelligence community is no surprise. Obama bashed the intelligence community over the Dec 25 incident, but then spoke about them in glowing terms after a tragic loss of life. While the press may be ignoring another Obama contradiction, the people who put their lives on the line everyday in dangerous situations have not. Obama is yet another Democrat in a long line of Left leaning "useful idiots," as the Soviets labeled them, who have worked hard to demephasize American strength and project American weakness. The lesson learned is one that only Democrats refuse to learn.
Posted by curmudgeon at 6:19 PM