Friday, July 10, 2009

House Democrats admit they lack intelligence

A showdown between House Democrats and Obama and the CIA?

I haven't actually read the bill (or the entire article), but I believe the House Democrats are fighting to expand the number of folks who get to receive sensitive intelligence information on CIA covert activities to include left-wing bloggers at HuffingGlue Post. Maybe not, but it's not like the House Democrats actually read the documents they vote on, so where's the crime?
Obama vowed Wednesday to veto the pending Intelligence Authorization Bill if it contains language expanding the briefings beyond the so-called Gang of Eight — the Democratic and Republican leaders of both houses of Congress and heads and ranking members of the two intelligence committees.
...and O's teleprompter, of course.

The White House said giving all intelligence committee members access to the CIA's covert dealings "would run afoul of tradition by restricting an important established means by which the president protects the most sensitive intelligence activities that are carried out in the national security interests."

"...afoul of tradition". Obama should know.

Do you agree with Nancy Pelosi that the CIA should stop lying to congress and that these briefings should be televised and hosted by Keith Olbermann?

6 comments:

Reaganite Republican said...

It's more than a little obvious that Panetta got orders from Team Obama to cover for Queen Nancy's BS-spree... but their are other centers of power at Langley that won't stand for this rubbish.

Pelosi was every bit as informed on the decision to us EITs as were the GOP… but is now lying about it in an attempt to appease the antiwar left and fulfill specious campaign posturing.

And apparently Pelosi and Obama forgot something: the CIA KILLS people… it’s in their job description. Did these two really think that these killers were going to just meekly take-one-for-the-team… when the team captain is a lying, incompetent, arrogant nebbish who has basically told them they need to kiss his ring? -please

Obama really kicked an ant hill with his ill-advised and politically motivated release of Bush Administration memos regarding EITs.

Let’s have a hearing and get it all out there, shall we? Then watch the rats scatter who attacked Bush for protecting the country from terrorist attack… but who clearly knew what was going on five years before we heard a peep out of them.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

Dr. Dave said...

Well, the good thing is, if Olbermann DID host the briefings, he'd use so many big words incorrectly and confusingly that no one would understand what the hell he was saying anyway...

Besides...Congress doesn't read the bills they vote on, and we all KNOW they don't have any intelligence even when they're given intelligence.

Chuck said...

With Pelosi holding press conferences discussing briefings and the Dims sending the letter out discussing the testimony of the Director of the CIA, I am a little unclear as to why everyone is concerned with letting them have sensitive information.

RightKlik said...

Dems spend a lot of time complaining about how they've been duped by GW Bush, CIA, etc. Makes them look stupid.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

San Fran Nan thinks she's like a kitten with a whip.

DaBlade said...

RR- Thanks for the comment. i clicked over to the Reaganite Republican Resistance and enjoyed it. DaBlade highly recommends your blog. As for kicking the ant hill, time will tell if there was overreach or if they get away without repercussions.
Doc- Maybe Olbermann should replace Panetta... Yikes!
Chuck- An excellent point. How much is already NOT leaked? It takes true patriots to risk everything to serve country in covert ops under these dems.
rk- You know what mama always says about stupid...
pcc- a feral and fetid thing indeed.