Intelligence chief criticized over Li...

Intelligence chief criticized over Libya, China, Russia analyses

There are 5 comments on the story from Mar 11, 2011, titled Intelligence chief criticized over Libya, China, Russia analyses. In it, reports that:

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is developing a habit that can cause problems in Washington: speaking his mind, unfiltered.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 11, 2011
General, you should have known - you're not supposed to tell the truth when faced talking to politicians, you're supposed to "downplay" "obsfucate" and when that fails, just LIE, because that is the ONLY thing that these damn politicians understand. When Gadhafi holds power through overwhelming force, there won't be ONE mention in the papers and certainly not from these knucklehead politicians that you were RIGHT! Oh "from a capabilities standpoint" is now "intel lingo" - Really? Sounds like the general answered honestly, AGAIN, and this time it was because either it was a stupidly/politically-worded question, or Obama's boys are too stupid to understand the meaning of such an apparently obscure word as "capaibilities"!

Clearlake, CA

#2 Mar 11, 2011
Have no fear, Obama has just announced that he is only concerned about events in Libya.
On the one hand, he said that Gadaffi's forces may be successful in putting down the rebellion, but on the other hand, the noose is tightening around gadaffi's neck.
I'm sure glad that Obama cleared that up?

Personally, I think that he has licked his finger and put it up into the wind to see which way the world political mood is going.
Duddy Duddleston

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2011
Clapper is an embarrassing buffoon.
Problem is that he is working for an even bigger embarrassing, incompetent buffoon, our lying, lisping, Neighborhood Organizer Narcissist.

Since: Sep 10

Willoughby, OH

#4 Mar 11, 2011
If all the Intel guys and Diplomats had been as honest as Clapper the Wikileaks of our memos would have been no big deal. Instead the Bush years look as full of dirt as any other pretend democracy run by the rich and powerful.

United States

#5 Mar 11, 2011
is that true?

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