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Our nations intelligence chief did not know of the arrests in London..What was he preoccupied with?

"( - President Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room on Tuesday, defended James Clapper, the nation’s intelligence chief, for not knowing about the arrests of 12 suspected terrorists in London on Monday.

Clapper, in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer hours after the arrests took place, was unable to answer her question about the situation, which the Associated Press described as the largest counterterrorism raid in nearly two years."

Doesn't it make you feel warm and fuzzy and safe?

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Asked by tnmomofive at 10:27 AM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's been the recurring theme of the entire admin since even the weeks leading up to the inauguration. They are paradoxically media UNsavvy for a bunch of people who ran a multimedia campaign.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:30 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Probably worried about global warming crossing the border.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:35 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • He was helping the Obamas look for their non-existent dog, Bo. LOL.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 10:50 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • The Intelligence agencies NEVER know what is going on. EXAMPLE: 9/11 happened.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:50 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Gerpielu, there is a HUGE difference between trying to figure out a threat when they sort through and access millions of threats all the time and a KNOWN HUGE arrest. OMG!!

    Answer by Carpy at 10:54 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • He said: blank stare

    OHHH YES, tnmom, I am feeling all warm and fuzzy!

    Good heavens, do any of these people have any idea of what their job description actually entails??? It is truly astounding that the director of intelligence of the United States, wasn't aware of ANY terror plot, much less this one; that was in all the news!  How in the world did he not know??? It appears that we have NO one looking out for our country… :(


    Answer by agentwanda at 11:11 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • I just heard about this, this morning on the news. I think the news here said he was busy in Hawaii. First Bush reads to kids while our country is under attack and now Obama is swimming with the fish or sitting on a beach while a big bust on terrorist is going down... I'm seeing a pattern...

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:14 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • It's government theatre, people. You just have to wait for someone to write his lines. None of them know what they are doing, any way.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:37 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Or just maybe this fella is being kept in the dark, intentionally, it was obvious that he was clueless…Hmmm, wonder why his questions weren't scrutinized before this interview, (as they usually are)? Maybe because someone wanted someone to look like a fool...

    It will be interesting to see, if it's just overlooked, as usual… It doesn't matter what "WE the PEOPLE", think, anyway, that much is "fundamentally" transparent..

    Answer by agentwanda at 12:04 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Probably worried about global warming crossing the border.

                                          rolling on floor


    Answer by SweetLuci at 12:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

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