Skip to comments.Fired While On Mission Impossible (Oliver North)
Posted on 05/25/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
Dennis Blair is a bright, talented patriot. He will find other work. But Admiral Blair's departure -- fair or not --as director of National Intelligence, isn't going to fix the problem.
There is a long tradition in the Navy that when a ship runs aground, the captain of the vessel is relived of command. It doesn't matter if it was someone else's fault, if the ship was driven ashore by foul weather or even if it was because the design was faulty -- the captain is fired. That's what happened to Admiral Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) last week.
Full disclosure here, Dennis Blair is a classmate of mine at the U.S. Naval Academy and we have known each other for more than four decades. He was at the top of our class, was a Rhodes Scholar and retired after serving as CINCPAC -- Commander-in-Chief, Pacific. A well-intentioned patriot, he returned to his country's service in January 2009, to take on the task of wrangling 17 disparate U.S. Government intelligence entities and ensuring that those who have a "need to know" got the information they need in order to act in America's best interests. What Admiral Blair's supporters and detractors seem to have missed is that he was on a "Mission Impossible" right from the start.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was a ship that wouldn't float when its keel was laid in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The goal -- preventing another 9/11 terror attack -- was noble but poorly conceived and executed. Never fully funded or staffed, the ODNI is supposed to "integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence" -- from collection to analysis to dissemination. The DNI is supposed to run the National Counterterrorism Center...
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The traitors in our Intelligence Dept, our Justice Department and our State Department are buried deep and continue to harm our national security by leaking classified information, not cooperating, and generally betraying our country.
Memo to Everyone: Do not take the DNI position.
Looks like the Secretary has Disavowed any knowledge of his actions...
Wouldn't be the first time.
There are those who will deny that President Nixon sent a young John F. Kerry into Cambodia in 1968. You may even hear that Nixon was not even sworn into office yet. Don't you believe it, that's what the KerryinCambodia deniers WANT you to believe. < /tinfoil >
Uhh...more leaks have come from congressional and senate offices than from the various agencies...
Thanks for the ping jaz. The thought occured to me about a year or so ago that all good patriotic Americans remaining in the heirarchy of the US government should side step, and let the Leftists have their way. The Left with their large, but temporary majority, and their willing accomplices in the Leftist packed bureaucracies, and Media will do as they please regardless, but if nobody with sense is available as a target, then the Left will have nobody to consume but their own.
I say let the Left consume themselves.
Lt Col North is correct in his assessment of the ODNI: it was a lousy idea poorly executed, as all of us who were in the intel community at the time knew from the start. NSA, CIA, NRO, DIA, AIA, the various counterintelligence, HUMINT, ELINT, COMINT, MASINT, etc. providers are too disparate in their methods, resources, agendas, personalities and ethoses (that’s a word, trust me) to be directed from a central office. Right or wrong, that’s the truth of it.
Thanks, I do believe you and also for your post. Appreciate hearing from someone that was close to it, egos may enter into it a little also.
Excellent read...Thank You Jaz!
The DNI position and organization should never have been created. It is an additional layer of bureauocracy that was cone by the 9-11 commission as a ‘feel good’ way to appear to be doing something. Whereas tearing down the walls created by Clintoon’s people and leaving the DCI in charge made the most sense.
No patroit willingly works for the obama administration. No honest or individualof good character willingly works for the obama administration.
Good has no discourse with evil.