Today’s Headlines — March 3, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/100000-foot-soldiers-in-cartels/ EXCLUSIVE: 100,000 foot soldiers in cartels Numbers rival Mexican army — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/bush-reversed-wartime-powers-in-final-days/ Bush reversed wartime powers in final days Memo upholds Congress rights — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/bridge-to-nowhere-okd-for-everglades/ ‘Bridge to nowhere’ OK’d for Everglades Project buried in spending bill — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/obama-choice-for-trade-post-owes-on-taxes/ Kirk, Obama’s trade pick, owed taxes — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/stocks-plunge-to-1996-levels/ Banking crisis drops floor of stocks AIG losses set day’s tone — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/loophole-lets-15-semiautomatics-in-dc-for-3-years/ Loophole lets 15 semiautomatics in | Read More »
Heck Of A Job, Panetta
This is the kind of thing one uses one’s inside voice to comment about. And if one has to speak up about it, one speaks up about it privately. Pardon my snark, but if Leon Panetta were more versed in national security and intelligence matters–instead of merely being parachuted into a national security/intelligence position–he might have known this. And while I had hoped that his | Read More »
Loose Lips Sink Ships (Feinstein D-CA torpedoes Pakistan)… why Democrats cannot be entrusted with US Security
It would appear that the following Posters need to be put up all over Washington DC to remind Democrats that “Loose Lips Can Cost Lives” and while the old saying used to also have a “Loose Lips Sink Ships” variety – today it is “Loose Lips Will Ground Predators.” And to think these fools think it will be fine-and-dandy to have Trials for Terrorists in | Read More »
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Would American intelligence analysts cover for Iran?
So what happened? Did our intelligence community just vote for Iran’s nuclear bomb making after they voted against the idea?
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Sounds Pretty Equivocal, Doesn’t It?
Link: President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, Leon E. Panetta, said Friday that he intended to test the claims by current agency officials that coercive interrogation methods were effective in getting terrorism suspects to talk. Panetta’s comments were the latest indication that the Obama administration may restore some of the CIA’s authority to use interrogation techniques that go beyond those allowed for the U.S. | Read More »
Obama’s Rendition Exception.
I’m not nearly as sanguine about this as Ed was: EXCLUSIVE: Loophole allows terrorist detentions President Obama’s executive order closing CIA “black sites” contains a little-noticed exception that allows the spy agency to continue to operate temporary detention facilities abroad. [snip] Current and former U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition that they aren’t identified because of the sensitivity of the subject, said such temporary | Read More »
Obama’s nominee for CIA chief has a daughter who just loves anti-American dictators
Seriously — if you’re surprised, raise your hand. Didn’t think so. The fact that a far-left activist would be palling around with diehard enemies of freedom in their own countries and abroad isn’t the least bit surprising; it’s what makes the “liberal” moniker the utter oxymoron we all know and love. Leon Panetta’s daughter is a perfect example. From Mike Waller’s blog: If the adult | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Dangerous Game
Bumped up top to go with the AOL Hot Seat Question The media, let’s face it, want Barack Obama to succeed. They’ll want him to succeed until the moment Americans start getting slaughtered again in American streets by terrorists. And then they’ll want him to succeed even more. But we must be prepared to set the record straight. I am deeply concerned that Leon Panetta, | Read More »
Sen. Boxer approves Panetta at CIA: a reckless pick in a dangerous time
From the diaries, by Erick On Monday, January 5, President-elect Obama selected former Cong. Leon Panetta to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta’s chief qualification is his utter lack of intelligence experience – meaning that he has not been involved with any of the intelligence activities in the past 7 years that have kept America safe. This makes him an acceptable candidate | Read More »
What Did Leon Panetta Know About Rendition And When Did He Know It?
Thus far, defenders of Director-designate of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta make the following points in defense of the proposition that he would make a good DCI: In response to arguments that Panetta is not experienced, Panettaphiles tell us that because of his experience as a consumer of intelligence–both as a member of the Iraq Study Group and as Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton–Panetta actually | Read More »
Barry’s 1st BIG Blunder!!! Leon Panetta as CIA Chief – Are you kidding me???
To my Conservative Friends: Opening January 20th at a theatre near you…. Barry and the Appeasers Well, he did not even make it to inauguration day and Barry has already set himself up for failure and the country for attack… Leon Panetta as CIA Chief is possibly the worst selection to head one of the most important positions in our government in the midst of | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Dangerous Game Will See Many of Us Killed
“The Jack Bauers if you will … see a President right now who made tough decisions in secret and stood by those decisions when they became public….These same men see the incoming President unwilling to stand behind one of their own.” The media, let’s face it, want Barack Obama to succeed. They’ll want him to succeed until the moment Americans start getting slaughtered again in | Read More »
The Panetta Pick Isn’t So Hard To Understand After All
Sen. Dianne Feinstein made the innocent-sounding but in fact wholly-remarkable statement that the choice of Leon Panetta for DCI is unsatisfactory because the role should be filled by a person with enough experience to understand what the CIA actually does. Wouldn’t it be equally remarkable to suggest that the American people should have elected a President with enough experience to understand what the government actually | Read More »
Leon Panetta For DCI?
That’s the story. There are, however, some problems to consider: President-elect Barack Obama is naming Leon Panetta, a former congressman from California and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to be CIA director. Obama also has picked retired Navy Admiral Dennis Blair to be director of national intelligence, overseeing all the nation’s spy agencies, a Democratic official said. The selection pairs a top military | Read More »
Obama’s CIA Designee Sought CIA Cuts, Threatened Director
Barack Obama is set to name Leon Panetta as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In light of that fact, it’s worthwhile to look pack at Panetta’s relationship with the agency (and its Director) when he was the Director of Bill Clinton’s OMB, and later his Chief of Staff. When Jim Woolsey became Bill Clinton’s CIA Director in 1993, he elected to build | Read More »