The Three Stooges, John Brennan, Senior Counterterrorism Advisor, Janet “364 days” Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, equals Obamafail.
There is a “lot of chatter.” Of course, there is Janet 364 days Napolitano. You do not have to be Homeland Security or a rocket scientist to know that there is a “lot of chatter.” There is always chatter and this being the most wonderful time of the year, Islamic fanatics are stepping up their game.
“The White House counterterrorism adviser acknowledged Wednesday that the reason the nation’s top intelligence official was stumped on an interview question two days ago about a major set of terror arrests in Great Britain was because his staff hadn’t told him about it.
Adviser John Brennan said that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should have been kept abreast of the situation and that ‘steps’ are being taken to ensure he’s not kept in the dark on such significant developments in the future. But Brennan defended Clapper, calling him the ‘consummate DNI.’
Brennan explained that on the day of the interview in which Clapper stumbled, he was too busy handling tension on the Korean peninsula and congressional negotiations over a nuclear treaty with Russia to pick up on widespread reporting about the arrest of 12 men allegedly involved in an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to attack targets in Britain.
‘There was breathless attention by the media about these arrests and it was constantly on the news networks,’ Brennan told reporters. ‘I’m glad that Jim Clapper is not sitting in front of the TV 24 hours a day and monitoring what’s coming out of the media. What he is doing is focusing on those intelligence issues the president expects him to focus on….’ “
Everyone knew about this week’s arrest in Great Britain except our Director of National Intelligence himself.
The keywords here are “…widespread reporting about the arrest of 12 men allegedly involved in an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to attack targets in Britain….”
Indeed there was “widespread reporting,” yet in spite of the “widespread reporting,” Clapper was totally oblivious. As the story goes, it is because Clapper was focused on Korea and the congressional negotiations surrounding the START treaty.
Translation: These people are incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same time.
Moreover, Clapper came off as if he had dropped the ball, but to his benefit, he was in good company. Still, it is unacceptable, an embarrassment and according to the Obama administration, Sawyer’s question was “profound and multi-dimensional.” Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside doesn’t it America?