Thursday, January 7, 2010

Intellegence II

OK so the President says the buck stops with him. He says no one in particular is to blame for the failure in uncovering the December 25th attempted attack aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. He says now someone will be assigned to the task of following up on leads that may lead to future attacks.

That doesn't make me feel safe. What the heck were the "intellegence" community doing? Weren't they supposed to be doing this already? What aren't they doing that they should be doing?

I don't think it is a total lack of common sense on their part. I believe it is the legacy of the cold war that has made everyone so paranoid that they suspect even others in their agency. That posture is damaging to our safety and needs to be stopped.

Agencies should stop worrying about who is defecting and who is getting the upper hand. They should work together to fight this war on terror. Like the Viet Cong and Al Queda, we are still fighting by the old rules while the enemy invents new ways to destroy us.

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