Skip to comments.Obama's FBI Director James Comey: 'I Just Didn't Appreciate' Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat
Posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT by Nachum
Recently installed FBI Director James Comey tells The New York Times that his plans to refocus the bureaus attention back toward prosecuting criminals and away from terrorism were made before he realized just how serious the terrorist threat facing the US really is.
It was only after seeing the top-secret intelligence that was unavailable to him while he was publicly opposing things like the NSAs surveillance program that, Comey says, he realized the tide of war is not "receding" as fast as President Obama has repeatedly claimed, if it is even receding at all.
Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing in new and more dangerous places around the world. I just didnt have anywhere near the appreciation I got after I came into this job, he tells the Times, just how virulent those affiliates had become. There are both many more than I appreciated, and they are much stronger than I appreciated."
Therefore, says Comey, the FBIs traditional emphasis on criminal prosecutions will continue to take a back seat as the agency intensifies its focus on counter-terrorism.
There was no indication in the front-page piece by Michael S. Schmidt as to whether or not President Obama, who nominated Comey after delivering a high-profile speech in which he said the country needs to move off its wartime footing, had undergone a similar change in his assessment of the terror threat, or even was availing himself of the same intelligence reports.
Nor was there any discussion in the nearly 3000-word article about how Comeys public statements about his beliefs now break from the Presidents repeated assurances that America is more secure and terrorism less a threat than it was before he took office. Comey contradicts the President directly when he says that Americas enemies are more emboldened in their
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Build the fence and man it.
Sweet Jesus, what an idiot...
What are these people doing...sleeping? Unbelievable.
FBI Director James Comey = LibTard.
Okay, who’s got the face palm pics - Bring em out.
Without exception, each time someone from this Administration steps down, they are replaced by someone who is even less competent.
Sounds like this guy probably comes with his own clown suit, another excellent choice OBummer.
That’s because he really believed (or still believes) that Americans, especially Veterans, are the real terrorists.
So does this mean the FBI will be profiling Muslims?
Didn’t think so.
How to take down a country? Put lackeys in power whose only role is to do what they are told.
So you understand the nature of the beast now? Obama and Al-Qaeda?
Never neglect H! a a muzzie lover.
I just don’t see how we can avoid another 911+ with these idiots in charge.
” - - - Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much alive and growing in new and more dangerous places around the world. - - - “
Obama is going to have to create another smokescreen distraction to keep FOX News off this quote!
Feinstein said this also, somebody should let the boy in charge know
Someone send this guy a link to freerepublic.
How naive can you be. We think they are all conspiring but this guy he... is just dumb!