January 3, 2010

WHEN PRESIDENTS ANGER THE CIA. Of course, the CIA ran a campaign of leaks against Bush, too. Hope they’re enjoying the result. . . .

Related post from James Joyner, noting the analogy to the “Bush was briefed!” claims. “There’s room to criticize the administration’s response to the crisis, most notably DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s idiotic insistence that ‘the system worked.’ But the idea that the president was somehow supposed to stop the underwear bomber based on vague intelligence of an increased terrorism risk over the holidays is unreasonable.”

UPDATE: Spy chiefs turn on President Obama after seven CIA agents are slaughtered in Afghanistan.

Related: Telegraph: Barack Obama is vulnerable on terror – and he knows it.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Here’s more on Obama and the CIA, from a few days ago. Ahead of the curve!