Skip to comments.Intel Director‘s Office Tries to Backpedal on Clapper’s Shocking Statement
Posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:07 PM PST by Nachum
Just hours after National Intelligence Director James Clapper made the shocking statement this morning that the Muslim Brotherhood is a secular organization, his office tried frantically to clarify his remarks.
In a statement to ABC News, Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said Clapper was commenting on the political system in Egypt rather than the make up of the group itself:
To clarify Director Clappers point in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubaraks rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.
But thats now what he said, and the damage may already be done. Soon after Clapper made the statements, numerous news outlets picked up on the incredible remarks, made at a House Intelligence Committee hearing and contradicted by FBI Director Robert Mueller.
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Well that is one way to broach the unbroachable topic — to tell a flat out lie about it that begs correction.
RESIGN Barack Obama...and take the IDIOTS & ENABLERS with you.
“In a statement to ABC News...”
Let me guess, Jake Tapper followed this up.
With WWIII brewing in the ME, we must call DC and demand that morons like this be fired.
On page D17 of your local newspaper.
A German oompah band should fire up every time this moron speaks.
And this guy is the National Intel Director? Our country is in some bad shape.
Clapper is the kind of idiot who populates the Obama Administration’s higher policy offices.
He’s the same loon who was totally unaware of the Muslim attack in London some time ago when questioned by the News.
Its MANIFEST this idiot is totally unqualified for the position he currently holds.
It really boils down to what “secular” means. After all, churches have tax numbers (secular) and physical addresses (secular), as opposed to being “spiritual” entities.
This guy is National Security Director.
Is it just me or are the Obamites unraveling under congressional scrutiny?
With this bunch it is always the first thing they say that is the truth to them.
His “statement” was as likely an accident as it would have been for him to have stated “My mother was a transgendered, calico porcupine” before the same national audience.
There is no cure for the Clapper.
The most incompetent administration in our history may wind up getting us all killed. Can the adults be put back in charge now please?....
This clapper idiot needs arrested. What an incompetent boob.
You want action from a "community organizer"? (See my new tagline.)
Sorry, National “Intelligence” Director.
Yeah, um, I bet they're just a fraternal order, like, uh, like the American Legion! Probably even got posts all over the Middle East where you can drop in and get a falafel with some old cave buddies.
Jeez! Whatever did German oompah bands do to you?
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This joker represents obama’s “brightest and best.”
Heaven help us.
Why do they even bother to ‘clarify’ it? It’s not as if the MSM will make a big deal out of it. They’ll just gloss over it and discuss Christopher Lee’s shirtless pic some more.
How does machine gunning tourists or blowing them up in the name of allah fit into secular politics?
These guys have been in the limelight for decades.
Did Obama come up with that line?
Off-topic: The Blaze is becoming a regular stop for me during my interweb surfing. Great site.
The idiots in the NSA, fail to mention that the Egyptian constitution forbids RELIGIOUS Parties.
Remember we have a seperation clause in our own constitution.
This “secular” bunch are the ones responsible for the assasination of Sadat. The man who brought peace to Egypt.
Now all of a sudden they are just peace loving Charity organization.
We are in SERIOUS trouble with an NSA this clueless.
A "clarification" is what you issue if the President gets swept up in the moment and accidently tells the American Farmers Association that the Federal Farm Board is going to double its payout for Winter Wheat, when actually it's only going to be increasing by 2%.
When you and your spokesmen starting shooting off their mouths every which way, harming American interests around the Middle East, and the world, in ways that may take 50 years to repair if we're lucky...
No, a "clarification" doen't quite cut it.
Could we say, Clapper just proved he’s lacking intelligence?
I’m afraid they’ve filled every appointed position with liberal, white guilt Ivy-leaguers or affirmative action communists.
The kids are playing a video-game called “Grand Theft Government”.
Yep. Glenn Beck’s people are first rate. I have a link to the Blaze on my own site.
Caught Rush for a few minutes at lunch- was this the same guy who hadn’t heard of some recent terrorist arrests in England?
Thank God for classified career employees who must be carrying the load these days while the idiots skateboard down the hallways during the day eating whole-grain bagels.
Mr clapper is lucky there is no law against being a total idiot.
Something besides Clapper’s answers were screwy looking. The media should be agreeing with Jim Clapper’s answers. Why are all of Jim Clapper’s subordinates sitting at the table instead of behind him advising him? Scopes monkey trial comes to mind here.
I guess I didn’t make myself clear. The MB wants to ESTABLISH Islam and Sharia Law and destroy the current Constitution of Egypt.
We do have an amendment forbidding such activity in the U.S.
The SBP Party would be fine as long as it didn’t set out to destroy the Constitution and set up a national religion.
Barry Obummer should be paying VERY CLOSE attention to these revolts.
His incompetence is wearing on our patients!
Reason #8,693 that I was making phone calls on election night for McCain/Palin.
Elections do matter.
Does anyone remember a little gizmo called “The Clapper” advertised on TV that could turn lights on or off by clapping the hands? The little ditty that they sang, “Clap on, clap off...THE CLAPPER!” ;)
Clapper is the clueless front page illustration of a clueless administration.
Of course, he should be fired immediately.
But then, so should all his superiors.
I thought “Amateur Hour” lasted an hour, not 4 years.