Skip to comments.The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys
Posted on 05/29/2009 4:43:35 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant.
"So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial..." Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event.
"We work with, uh, satellite imagery," the worker, Walter replied.
A POLITICO reader caught the exchange, which starts around 5:45 on this C-SPAN video.
Obama: What do you do Walter? Walter: I work at, uh, NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Obama: Outstanding, how long you been doing that? Walter: About six years Obama: Yea? Walter: Yes. Obama: You like it? Walter: I do, keeps me... Obama: So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial...uh... Walter: Uh, we work with, uh, satellite imagery.. Obama: Right Walter: [unintelligible] ...support systems, so... Obama: Sounds like good work. Walter: Enjoy the weekend. Obama: Appreciate it.
According to the Defense Department:
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation.
NGA provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives. The term "geospatial intelligence" means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information.
Guess they're not getting much airtime in the President's Daily Brief
Ha! I was just trying to think of a way to post this because there are two different titles
It’s a DOD agency - no wonder Zero knows nothing about it.
My God...the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency handles some of the country’s most sensitive satellite reconnaissance operations, and Barry didn’t know about it???????
Comforting as always.
Wonder how they will spin it... Well ah, um, em, he knows we have hundreds of Intel gathering agencies, and um, em, he just shouldn’t be accountable to know them all um, em,... We need Joe Bidens take on this issue ASAP.
“NGA provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives.”
Well, HELL, no wonder he never heard of them! What does he care about defense? He thinks Defense is what keeps depeeps outta de rose garden back at de white house...
When is this idiot going to start speaking English, by the way? W was a Texan who spoke in a completely American idiom, this Mutt sounds like he just wandered in off some street corner...
“Now tell me again about this satellite imagery thingie. Are they Democrats or Republicans.”
Can you image the howls of derision if W had done anything even remotely approaching this level of inanity.
Hmmm ... another proof of my theory that “centralized intelligence” is an oxymoron. There is negative value in centralized intelligence.
The NGIA is an intelligence agency, the White House is a stupidity agency.
Don’t forget the grand time the MSM and Dems had when ‘41’ wasn’t familiar with the scan at the supermarket checkout ... but now we have a POTUS who’s never heard of a critical government agency that he heads. Oy.
So, Zero goes to Five Guys every other Friday? Wouldn’t be surprised if he drives the same route every time, too. Isn’t that um, a security risk?
and the late night comics insist that there is just no material to dig on Obama about....
Gee, I guess Brian Williams reports will be totally unbiased now that he got to go to lunch with zero.
I can just hear the discussion now. Zero tells Brian he will get an executive slot when we nationalize the media. Brian says, Thank you messiah!!!
The man reads off of a teleprompter as we all know, yet he never catches mistakes, e.g. thanking himself for a party, the wrong name of his own defense secretary.
He really has no clue what he is doing, just a puppet actor, playing POTUS on TV
“So, Zero goes to Five Guys every other Friday?”
It used to be Ten Guys - half of them lost their jobs since November...
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