Under Barack Obama, we have a POTUS who supports and defends America’s enemies and insults and ignores her allies.
We have a former Secretary of State who exposed top secret and above–including sources and methods–information to our most dangerous enemies, whose negligence killed Americans, and who lies about it to this day.
Our current Secretary of State thinks his job is to represent the interests of Iran, and his response to terrorists is: “He’s [They’re] not supposed to be doing that.”
The head of the EPA represents lunatic greenies, corrupt academics and the UN.
The head of the DOJ attacks political enemies of the POTUS, and the Bill of Rights.
The head of the IRS has gleefully participated in its weaponization against American citizens.
And the list goes on and on and on…
I used to sleep soundly at night, secure in the notion that strong and patriotic men and women were engaged in vital intelligence work–which includes espionage–in foreign lands on behalf of America. Now, thanks to John Hinderaker at Powerline–sigh:
Unbelievable, but true: President Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, doesn’t think the agency should engage in spying. He finds espionage unsavory, apparently. John Sipher, a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and a recipient of the agency’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, explains:
‘In what was otherwise a thoughtful interview with National Public Radio last week, CIA Director John Brennan expressed his personal view that the CIA should be not be viewed as a spy agency. In the 24 February interview he said, “I don’t support government spying…. We don’t steal secrets… We uncover, we discover, we reveal, we obtain, we elicit, we solicit. All of that.” What? We don’t steal secrets? Is he joking? Brennan has reportedly also made clear to the officers under his charge that he eschews the term espionage, and does not view the CIA as an espionage service. …
While his comments might not resonate outside of the Intelligence Community, make no mistake, it is a long term danger to our security when the head of the nation’s espionage organization says that he doesn’t support spying. It sends a chill through those who work in the shadows to keep us safe and makes them wonder if their boss has their back. It also confirms the fears of many CIA employees and alumni that Brennan’s recent efforts to restructure and change CIA culture were a furtive means of weakening the clandestine service.
Barack Obama has undermined our national security on so many fronts that it is hard to keep track of them all. But appointing the rank incompetent John Brennan as an anti-spying CIA Director must rank high on the list.
Now we know that the head of the CIA doesn’t think CIA agents should be involved in spying.
What’s next? the Pentagon thinking the job of the US military is combatting global warming?! What’s that you say? They have?!
Thank goodness we have Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force, and Jason Bourne, Aaron Cross, and…what’s that you say? Fictional? They’re fictional?! We’re stuck with Brennan and his non-spy spies?! Uh…
Hinderaker is wrong about one thing though: our CIA field personnel have absolutely no doubt about whether the Obamites have their backs. They don’t need to wonder for a moment, which is why we–and western civilization–are in deep, deep trouble.