Monday, January 5, 2009

Obama's new CIA director has no intelligence experience


Leon Panetta, another Clinton era re-tread for change, is being appointed Obama's CIA director even though he has never worked in intelligence. Makes sense - the least experienced President in history picks the least experienced intelligence chief in history.

But Panetta's got the one qualification none of the experienced candidates apparently had. He won't authorize "torture" - in leftist parlance that means such things as listening to elevator music - no matter what the circumstances.

A nuclear weapon about to go off in a western city and we hold a plotter who knows where and when? No moral problem - it's better to allow millions of our fellow citizens to be cooked in a nuclear fire than to harm one hair on the head of a terrorist mass murderer. It shows our moral superiority, you see, to those of us still around to appreciate it.

Al Qaeda and other terrorist orgs should be grateful to Obama for such a fine pick. As for the rest of us, the world's about to get a lot more dangerous. Fasten your seatbelts.

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