Obama caught between rock and a hard place on ‘torture.’
Rep Peter Hoekstra of Michigan would like to remind people in general – and the White House in particular – that the events of the last eight years didn’t actually occur in a vacuum: Congress Knew About the Interrogations Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair got it right last week when he noted how easy it is to condemn the enhanced interrogation program “on a | Read More »
Obama National Intelligence Director Declares Terrorist Threat Over
Amazing: What was more interesting was the accompanying statement by the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, trying to justify Obama’s decision–or at least put it “into perspective.” The perspective, the context, is that in the months after 9/11, “we did not have a clear understanding of the enemy we were dealing with, and our every effort was focused on preventing further attacks that would | Read More »
Dennis Blair does not learn his lesson on Chas Freeman.
Glenn Reynolds reminds me of something I saw a few days ago, but forgot about. I just wanted to note that while I’m flattered that DNI Dennis Blair thinks that we in the blogosphere are powerful enough – or notorious enough – to blame for the way that Chas Freeman got steamrollered: On the Charles – on the Chas Freeman appointment, I am happy to | Read More »
More lobbyist problems for Obama?
First, William Lynn, now New Intel Director Blair Resigns Defense Company Post Before taking his new job as head of U.S. intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair has to resign lucrative directorships on the boards of two companies that do tens of millions of dollars of business with the Defense Department. Blair, who two years ago ran afoul of Pentagon conflict-of-interest rules, has already resigned a | Read More »