Oh brother.. Here we go. Tone deaf politicians looking to save their own butts and doing so against what I believe a good % of the public needs and
demands to see here.
Let's see...... Congress and others are making hay about how the President is running rogue on National Security Snooping programs. A long time
member of both the CIA and NSA areas of the U.S. Intelligence Community essentially throws his future away to come forward and tell what he knows
about precisely what Congress has said they care so much about and will get to the bottom of. What do you do?
Call up that NSA leaker for immediate testimony to get to the bottom of, what was last week, very important for Congress to get to the
Play like nothing happened or it's no big deal and a minor encroachment
Go on a head hunt for the Whistle Blower himself and handily ignore the elephant in the room of what he is relating as clear and obvious
(to my eyes anyway) constitutional abuse of authority and scope?
Well, I'm a number #1 guy. Obama seems a #2 guy. (Full of that as well, IMHO) and Cantor? Well, leave it to the idiot of the bunch to be a odd ball
with #3. That's typical though. So lets hear his side of it.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday morning that Congress will launch a "very serious" investigation into the release of
documents revealing broad phone and Internet surveillance programs by the National Security Agency (NSA).
"The investigation will be very serious, obviously," Cantor said on CBS.
oOoOoO... How about a "very serious" investigation into snopping up the dresses and tailpipes of Americans by an agency chartered for FOREIGN and
*NOT* domestic intelligence gathering? Nawww... There are more important things! (This week... Pay no attention to last week. That was a loong time
But while many are outraged at the existence of the NSA program itself, Cantor indicated that Congress will focus on whether Snowden broke any
laws when he revealed its existence. Cantor said programs like the one run by NSA are needed to help thwart ongoing terrorist threats against the
No. Programs like he's exposing are NOT NEEDED to combat terrorism against the United States. The threat didn't JUST APPEAR on 9/11. It's been a
tactic since the first PLO Airline hijacking in 1968. It's been often targeted to the United States. Never before have they felt the need to hoover
whole sectors of data about EVERYONE and inside the United States to boot!
"You have to sort of step back and ask yourself: There are legal avenues for an individual who is concerned about the violations of civil
liberties to go about addressing those concerns through the inspector general process, coming forward, asking for whistle-blower protection, going to
the courts, coming to Congress," Cantor
Actually, I just have to step back and ask myself when his next re-election date is and how much pressure I can help apply from where I'm at in
Missouri to seeing he doesn't return as a sitting member of the United States Congress.
The American people have been VIOLATED by this crap. Repeatedly. Daily. ..and he wants to shoot the messenger before considering and investigating the
message. Yeah. That makes me wonder just who the actual enemy IS here.
Al Qaeda at least makes no bones about who and what they are. They're right up front about their desire to destroy us. Men like this do it in their
own way while telling us it's to help us. :shk: