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Clueless clapper
NY Post ^ | December 23, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 12/23/2010 3:33:20 AM PST by Scanian

Question: What do you call the Director of National Int Director of National Intelligence when he seems to be short of intelligence?

Answer: James Clapper.

On Monday, Diane Sawyer asked the White House's top anti-terrorism brains about the fallout from the sweeping arrests of 12 men in the UK early that morning.

Clapper's response: Silence. Crickets. The sound of one career, well, imploding. Pressed by Sawyer, he admitted he simply hadn't heard of the matter.

It was a mortifying lapse given Clapper's position: As DNI, he oversees all 16 US intelligence agencies and serves as chief intel adviser to the president.

Yesterday, we congratulated Attorney General Eric Holder for finally recognizing the threat posed by homegrown terror. Little did we know the rest of Team Obama was busy napping in a bunker.

Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan put on a Beltway smile and tried to cast Clapper's ignorance as a virtue.

Sure, the raid was all over the news Monday. But "I am glad," Brennan said, "that Jim Clapper is not sitting in front of the TV 24 hours a day."

Maybe he should be.

This is the same Brennan who defended jihad as a "legitimate tenet of Islam" back in May, and excused terrorists as victims of "social and economic forces."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brennan; ignorance; intelligence; prayforamerica; ukarrests

1 posted on 12/23/2010 3:33:23 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
This is what we have to look forward to with the growth of bureaucracy!

These mindless academics and civil servants are clueless unless they can have endless meetings discussing philosophy of issues.

America is doomed if we don’t take her back!

2 posted on 12/23/2010 3:41:17 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Scanian
Can you imagine the fall out if this were a Republican administration?
I can't because we wouldn't have anybody that stupid.
3 posted on 12/23/2010 3:41:42 AM PST by DeaconRed (The Old Man is Down The Road. . . . . . .)
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To: Scanian

4 posted on 12/23/2010 3:47:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Scanian

The Clueless Copper? Clapper?


5 posted on 12/23/2010 3:52:15 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scanian
Likely scenario . . .

He walked away from the interview and shot someone in the face for not briefing him on the latest "pop-ups" before going on-camera.

Total amateurs are running the executive branch.

No experience in anything but glad-handing, entitlement, philosophical pondering, and back-scratching.

6 posted on 12/23/2010 3:58:35 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Scanian
"Now that DADT has been repealed.
Will the Clueless Copper Clapper, Come out of the Closet?"

'Can't Comment...'

7 posted on 12/23/2010 4:02:42 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fresh Wind

I can just see this guy sitting behind the Christmas tree, pulling the plug in and out.


8 posted on 12/23/2010 4:16:37 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Scanian
Clapper's response: Silence. Crickets. The sound of one career, well, imploding.

The sound of one hand clapping????

9 posted on 12/23/2010 4:25:12 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Quiller

Total amateurs are running the executive AND legislative branches of the U.S. government.


10 posted on 12/23/2010 4:37:25 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: Scanian

AH! The Clapper Caper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVkZZsS-66c


11 posted on 12/23/2010 4:46:22 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Quiller

Too not hold your own against Diane Sawyer. That’s like having the retarded bag guy at the local supermarket palm your t-bones. Twice. Those three radiated floor dripping, puddle forming dumbness.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 4:51:36 AM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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To: 70th Division

I never realized the young Johnny looked so much like W.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 5:48:18 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: gusopol3

Good one, very vivid image, thanks.


14 posted on 12/23/2010 5:59:08 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Scanian
For anyone who missed it...

Sawyer Stumps Director Of Intelligence, James Clapper, On Terror Arrests(1st denies now admits)

...Clapper's ignorance exposed abound the 3 min 50 sec into the clip.

BTW, Barry still jetting off for Hawaii?

15 posted on 12/23/2010 6:03:13 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Scanian

Big broom.
Soon.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 6:07:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Scanian
It's reassuring to know Insp Clouseau is up and at ‘em in the war on terror.
17 posted on 12/23/2010 6:11:00 AM PST by jla
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To: jla

Thank you for beating me to the Clouseau analogy!

Monsieur Clapper does not need ze raison nor ze information...he is a natural! He can depend on ze INSTINCT to do his job! [Nasal Gallic “ho ho ho”]

With such instinct, who needs ze morning briefing!


18 posted on 12/23/2010 6:36:00 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

He is probably been told to busy himself with muslim outreach or perhaps global warming initiatives.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 6:43:31 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Scanian

Instapundit said that if Clapper had just looked at Drudge he would have known about the London 12. All of America, nay, the world, has been ‘briefed’ on the London 12. BTW, in the Sawyer interview, Clapper had the world record best “Deer in the headlights” look I have ever seen.


20 posted on 12/23/2010 6:57:02 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Drudge? How about a quick scan of the FR breaking news sidebar?


21 posted on 12/23/2010 7:00:30 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Scanian
LOL - And how about that quick thinking Brennan? - 'You referenced London but didn't say anything about a dozen arrests made and a terrorist plot foiled!'

But why worry? Homos in the military can now come out, and Obozo says that strengthens our defenses against all that wish to do us harm.

22 posted on 12/23/2010 7:04:06 AM PST by jla
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To: Scanian

23 posted on 12/23/2010 7:11:18 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: jla

Oh yeah, that Brennan is a piece of work-—a hack’s hack.

We’re in good hands with that group alright.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 7:16:13 AM PST by Scanian
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To: sportutegrl

Now, now-—we can’t have our “best and brightest” “wasting their time” looking at sleazy rightwing websites, can we?
/s


25 posted on 12/23/2010 7:18:05 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Humble Servant

Yes he did. And that was classic Jack Webb. I love that old STUFF! LOL


26 posted on 12/23/2010 7:32:35 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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