Intelligence Community 'Angry' With Obama Denials
According to the LA Times
, the intelligence community is "angry" with Obama's recent claims that he knew nothing about
the government's practice of spying on friendly foreign leaders. Current and former intelligence officials privately tell the Times that both The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders -- something the White House denies knowing anything about:
The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and his aides were unaware of the high-level eavesdropping.
Professional staff members at the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies are angry, these officials say, believing the president has cast them adrift as he tries to distance himself from the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that have strained ties with close allies.
Things got even more complicated for the intelligence community this week when their most avid supporter in the Senate, Diane Feinstein, finally changed her tone and blasting the NSA over the foreign leader surveillance
. Countless Snowden reveals exposing the wholesale spying on U.S. and international citizens hadn't so much as dented Feinstein's avid NSA support before this point.
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|reply to innoman |
Re: Who is Obama kidding?
My thought is that he was never stupid or a moron to begin with, and most words to that effect came from news media that didn't know the difference between inarticulate and stupid.
|reply to skeechan |
Re: Thrown under the bus by Obama?
Don't worry, later today Obama will become shocked when he finds out he said those words on tv while reading the newspaper.
It's getting crowded under that bus, isn't it?
It's getting a bit crowded under that bus, isn't it?
It's hard to feel sorry for the intelligence community, but not nearly as hard as believing Obama's repeated denials. Once Is chance, twice is coincidence, but the third time is a pattern.
Thrown under the bus by Obama?
Join the club. The Blamer in Chief does it all the time...it is ALWAYS someone else's fault for everything unless there is credit to be taken, deserved or not. If this illegal spying has resulted in the apprehension of someone Obama would be first in line to take credit for it just as he did with EITs ultimately leading to Osama Bin Laden.