CLAPTRAP: Libya and the White House Spin -- When you can't trust your government to tell the truth!

How convenient is it for Barack Obama to simply throw one or more of his surrogates under the bus to provide him with plausible deniability or another excuse for getting caught lying to the public. This time it appears that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is taking the heat for the lies told by Obama and various administration officials. Something even the mainstream public could not stomach. 

Intelligence office says it got Libya attack wrong, not White House [YEAH RIGHT!]

Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.

The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which coordinates and sets policies for the 16 other U.S. intelligence agencies, is led by retired Air Force Gen. James Clapper, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in August 2010.  <Source: Intelligence office says it got Libya attack wrong, not White House | McClatchy>

Clapper has less than a sterling reputation when it comes to competence and subject matter knowledge …

The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC). It is the DNI who is responsible for overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program budget. The DNI acts as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to US national security. America’s current DNI, James Clapper, has proven himself as incompetent.

Retired Lieutenant General James Clapper had a career in the military serving this great nation with distinction. His military service was immaculate. Unfortunately, the retired three-star has failed in his current position as the Director of National Intelligence.

On February 16th, Director Clapper released yet another intelligence gap laden threat assessment for the Senate Committee on Armed Services. In the thirty-one page threat assessment, not once does it mention the terrorist group Hezbollah or any of Iran’s asymmetric militant entities founded within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) or Al Quds.

Clapper is the perfect fall guy to take the heat …

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was caught off guard Monday by a question on the widely-covered arrest of 12 men in an alleged terror plot in London.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, taped Monday afternoon, Clapper was asked about the arrests, which had happened hours before and were featured on all of the network morning news broadcasts. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, who were also participating in the joint interview, were aware of the arrests.

"First of all, London," Sawyer began. "How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here? ... Director Clapper?" "London?" Clapper said after a pause, before Brennan entered the conversation explaining the arrests. Later in the interview, Sawyer returned to the subject. "I was a little surprised you didn't know about London," Sawyer told Clapper. "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't," he replied. <Source

Clapper later blamed his lack of knowledge on “not being briefed.” When an intelligence “expert” is unaware of international events widely covered in the mainstream media – something is tragically wrong.

Bottom line …

Obama lies and someone else’s reputation dies. This is a pattern and practice in the Obama Administration when outrageous and untrue statements are shamelessly put before the public. Obama has thrown any number of people under the bus to achieve his political goals. He presents himself as being above all of the petty politics and controversy – yet is is the proximate cause of all the division and dissension in our nation with his combination of racial and communist public policies.

This man needs to be removed from office in the 2012 election cycle, as do all of his fellow travelers in the House, Senate and Administrative Agencies.

-- steve




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