Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Hoder v. Hayden

 The Attorney and the General

I'm sorry I didn't read this WaPost op-ed Sunday, but it's not possible to read everything anymore.  During the Clinton Administration, Janet Reno served more to protect her sponsors than the public.  Eric Holder is worse.  He also has an agenda to fulfill.  Rather than carry coal to Newcastle, here's Andrew McCarthy's damned good account. 
Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political calculations that always shortchange intelligence collection and the pursuit of American interests. Holder’s judgments are not based on what America’s safety requires or on what the law maximally permits U.S. intelligence to do in wartime.  [Continue]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, according to Obamamani: it all depend upon what the definition of "wartime" is? Let us not forget this brilliance from nary a year ago: http://tinyurl.com/d5wx75


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