February 25, 2015 Arlington VA
Which official should we believe?
The Obama administration has been outdoing itself over the last two days--and especially this morning, in congressional hearings.
First, John Kerry spoke with the House and looked impressive as he stated that America was safer than it had been for years. That seems like an incongruous statement, especially since he specifically excluded any possible actions from ISIS. But then, this is the same person who was a principal sponsor of the incursions into Iraq and Afghanistan as the Senate Foreign Relations Chair, who now says that those wars were a 'mistake'. Everybody is entitled to change their opinion, but is it credible to change it now just because he is the Secretary of State for the greatest coward in Amrican History--Barack Hussein Obama?. Who knows!
At the very same time, James Clapper was testifying before the Senate, and James Comey, the FBI Director also testifying before Senate committees. What they said was quite different. Comey indicated that FBI investigations were now ongoing in all 50 states--including Alaska. Clapper admitted that the ISIS threat was now greater, along with others, than it had ever been.
The administration will surely split hairs on the words--Kerry was right, since he excluded ISIS, and Clapper was right, since he included ISIS, and Comey was right that investigations, but not convictions, were ongoing. Together, they paint a poor picture of our security status.
Who are we to believe? I won't go into Susan Rice's statements over the past 24 hours, since she has no credibility at all.
Where does that leave us?
It leaves us, I believe, with a sense that the administration has no clear or consistent picture of any threat, no idea how to deal with any threat, and only a political posture to develop a legacy for a completely failed Obama presidency.
Do you agree?
Comment if you wish. From my perspective, we need to get to 2016 as quickly as possible before the Obama people destroy our country with their idiotic policies and perspectives.