Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Lauds CIA
Posted on 07/29/2009 12:32:10 PM PDT by presidio9
Former President Bill Clinton visited Central Intelligence Agency headquarters today to express his gratitude to employees and thank them for their role in protecting the United States against foreign threats.
"I think it's critical to meeting the challenges that we face today and the ones we're likely to face tomorrow. I guess that's the most important thing I can saythat I am grateful to all of you for your service here," Mr. Clinton said.
Mr. Clinton was also briefed on counterterrorism and regional hotspots by senior analysts at CIA headquarters. He said staffers are "trying to stop the big bad things from happening, trying to limit the damage from the bad things that do happen, and trying to keep moving the world in the direction it should go."
CIA director Leon Panetta complimented Mr. Clinton for his understanding of the CIA's role in intelligence gathering in the post-Cold War era.
"We certainly can benefit from the experience and perspective of a man who for eight years worked to defuse those dangers, protect our nation, and share the best of its ideals with the rest of the world," Panetta said.
Mr. Clinton also spoke about his experiences around the world after leaving office.
Hmm. Bill’s back. Campaigning for Hillary 2012?
And rhetorically spanking Pelousy.
Did you ever figure out how and where you lost “the football” with our nuclear codes?
Miss Nancy will not be happy. She will think that Clinton and Panetta are poking her in the eyes.
I know I do.
Can there possibly be another explaination ? She will be running to the right of Bambi
Me thinks whoever has the birth certificate data is getting ready to play its hand...
Mr. Clinton was also briefed on counterterrorism and regional hotspots by senior analysts at CIA headquarters.
Why? He is not a member of the Obummer administration. This jerk continues with his shadow government.
Like finding birth and citizenship data on people born into radical families in the 1960s...
Gratitude? They covered for his cheap crap for years..
If there is a sad sack of a President contest,, he IS my nominee.
Bill just watched Austin Powers again and got confused.
What goes unsaid from Clinton’s mouth is that George Tenet under orders from Bill Clinton took 7 billion dollars out of the CIA budget from 1992 to 98, decimated its ranks and did not recruit an agent for 5 years! We had absolutely no intelligence, even with the Khobar Towers, the embassy bombings and the Cole attack and Janet Reno maintaining a high wall of non-cooperation. We were nowhere thanks to the Democratic Party that left us unprotected for the horrific events of 9/11. Let them blame Bush and Cheney, but the truth of the matter is it takes years to develop intelligence sources and the Democrats trashed it.
Tenet was not proud and it turns out to be the greatest dereliction of duty in protecting the homeland in the history of America.
Heh, heh, funny how tables get turned isn’t it?
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