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Director of National Intelligence said WHAT?

"The term Muslim Brotherhood is an umbrella term for a variety of movements. In the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a congressional hearing today.

UPDATE: Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence later said in a statement to ABC News: “To clarify Director Clapper’s point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation – he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.”

Makes you wonder how people get picked for the job doesn't it? Thoughts?

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Asked by DSamuels at 12:05 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's a free pass liberal society.... Don't expect much "criticism" from the left.... NOW, if someone on the right had made such a statement, there would be media, liberal, blogosphere uproar.... jmo...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Obama picks them because they are radical leftists.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:19 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I sure got a kick out of it. LOL
    I believe he was one of the Obama cronies that got a cushy job
    so they could feel important.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • this isn't the first time he was caught clueless. this country is now just an embarrassment to the world.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:08 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I read about that jj. Astoundingly sad and appalling that he is still the director.

    He was not briefed on the London arrests, she said, because it was not centered in the homeland and required no action on his part. Still, Smith acknowledged, that Clapper "should have been briefed on the arrests, and steps have been taken to ensure that he is in the future."

    Apparently Smith has a full-time job just clearing up his comments and telling us what he really knows (or should know).


    Comment by DSamuels (original poster) at 2:50 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

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