Saturday, January 2, 2010

There's Nobody Home

Erick Erickson has an interesting post at Red State you should check out regarding Obama's statement about the attack on the CIA in Afghanistan:

People tell me the President’s rush to acknowledge the attack on the CIA in Afghanistan and mourn the deaths openly, publicly, and via press release is a huge no no. The CIA and greater intelligence community would prefer not to have the attention put on them. Additionally, because the President took the time to draft a blanket statement focused on the CIA in general instead of individually and more privately focusing on the families of the victims, it acknowledges the CIA’s work in Afghanistan, acknowledges that the attack has an impact on the CIA, and gives the terrorists a new recruiting tool — “you too can cause America to publicly mourn the loss of their spies.”

To you and me this may not seem like a big deal. But I’m told this is hugely significant and shows just how out of touch the Obama administration is with the intelligence community. I’m told that no other President has issued such blanket statements of public mourning directed toward an attack on the CIA and thereby having the White House itself confirming an attack on our intelligence community.

Read the whole thing.

One amateurish blunder after another from this White House is simply incredible. Even the picture on the White House home page seems to be broadcasting the message: There is nobody home.

1 comment:

G.R. said...

Why do we even need any type of intelligence agency? We have Obama. Just today he has told us that the Christmas Day Panty Crotch Bomber was perpetrated by Al Quida.
Who knew? I sure as hell didn't. Did you? Who would have thought? Jeez, can you believe such brilliance could be possessed by a mere mortal man?
Oh, I forgot. He's not a mere mortal. He came to us from Mt Olympus or some place like that. example

Actually, What an asshole! He and his administration are aggressively incompetent.