Monday, September 29, 2014

Underbussing the Intelligence Agencies

President Obama blamed the rise of ISIL on his intelligence agencies.

It didn't take spy satellites to see this one coming from our president:

His acknowledgment in an interview broadcast on Sunday that U.S. intelligence had underestimated Islamic State offered an explanation for why Washington appeared to have been taken by surprise when the fighters surged through northern Iraq in June.

Yeah, the problem was the president's intelligence agencies.

I think not.

If our intelligence agencies want our president to take their briefings seriously, I think they need to start making up Tea Party connections and describe a jihadi war on women, darkly warning that the jihadis want to deny them free birth control.

Hell, we'd carpet bomb the jihadis without precision weapons just for spite.

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On “60 Minutes,” the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS. There’s one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group. Says one former Intel officer: “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting.” Or both

Or he sucks at his job. Or all three, I suppose.