Friday, April 24, 2009

Barack Obama and the CIA:

Ouch, now the English press is turning on Obama:

Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly? :: Gerald Warner
If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.

Obama's problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.

That is why he opened Pandora's Box by publishing the Justice Department's legal opinions on waterboarding and other hardline interrogation techniques. He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the Republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley, Virginia to try to reassure a demoralised CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda.

"Don't be discouraged by what's happened the last few weeks," he told intelligence officers. Is he kidding? Thanks to him, al-Qaeda knows the private interrogation techniques available to the US intelligence agencies and can train its operatives to withstand them - or would do so, if they had not already been outlawed.


Civis Ordinarius said...

Don't tell CNN and MSNBC, but the party is drawing to a close. Look for the American media to start it's turn shortly after the 100 day mark.

Despite the hype, there is just no there there.

CIA Memory Hole said...

Will it ever really be over?

Ron Ballew said...

There seems to be a definite shift in the medias reporting. They are finally getting a bit more objective.

Jake Tapper from ABC has been asking some tough questions.

Will it ever be over? Probably not anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

As a lifelong christian, I too find Pres. Obama, or at least the persona that's presented to us in the corporate media, increasingly difficult to trust. Yet the tired and disingenuous critique of weakness vs. protective vigilance on the part of any chief executive is unproductive and deceptive. Obama is handled by the same Military-Industrial thugs that handled recent previous administrations. Presidents are cheap and easy throwaway indirect frontmen for the banksters who actually set up policy for this nation, and much of the world. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski are prime examples or references for this shockingly sad state of affairs.

Ron Ballew said...

I'm not sure I can go with Gates being the boss of Obama. While I certainly think that banks have been a part of the problem I don't believe they control the military.