Skip to comments.Lawmakers uneasy with DNI pick
Posted on 06/06/2010 12:11:00 AM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he is nominating a retired Air Force general who currently serves as the Pentagons top intelligence official, James Clapper, to become Director of National Intelligence, a job that entails great responsibility but has been beset by uncertain authority since its creation in 2005.
Timely, accurate intelligence is uniquely important, Obama said during a brief morning appearance with Clapper in the sunny Rose Garden. Ill be looking to Jim to ensure that we have the most capable and efficient intelligence community possible. Intelligence must be collected and analyzed quickly. It must be shared and integrated effectively and it must be acted upon decisively.
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The list, ping
Copper Clapper Caper
It will be important that any nominee is not beholden to the Pentagons interests and can, as needed, provide balance to civilian and military interests in carrying out the nations intelligence missions, Feinstein wrote.
Feinstein does not want anyone with a military background. Huh?
Claude Cooper, the Kleptomaniac from Cleveland, LOL
GREAT sketch!! :)
Right. I’m surprised by the Clapper pick:
Blast from the Past:
Iraqis Removed Arms Material, U.S. Aide Says
“The official, James R. Clapper Jr., a retired lieutenant general, said satellite imagery showing a heavy flow of traffic from Iraq into Syria, just before the American invasion in March, led him to believe that illicit weapons material “unquestionably” had been moved out of Iraq.”
Another interesting report:
Intel committee heads want Panetta, not Clapper for DNI