When Barry Soetoro released classified CIA interrogation documents for the world to see what a rotten country the USA is and to give aid and comfort to Islamic serial mass murderers, a veteran CIA officer told David Ignatius that it “hit the agency like a car bomb in the driveway.”
Agency officers are “slow rolling”-what agency officers sometimes do on politically sensitive assignments. They go through the motions; they pass cables back and forth; they take other jobs out of the danger zone; they cover their backsides.
Now, field officers are more careful. They want guidance from headquarters. They need legal advice. In the case of an al-Qaeda suspect seized in Iraq several weeks ago, the CIA didn’t even try to interrogate him. The agency handed him over to the U.S. military.
I’m sure it was a shock to Barry Soetoro that Americans viewed this treasonous act as, well, treason.
I’m also sure it was annoying for Barry Soetoro to have to pack up his trusty sidekick and travel to Langley for a lame appeasement speech to the CIA when he has so many more important things to do; universal healthcare rationing, tonguing foreign murderous dictators, unilateral disarmament, slashing the Defense budget, nationalizing private businesses, overturning the Second Amendment, taxing children and their into the Poor House and redistributing payroll earnings. (Besides, it’s not like he published their names and photos, for Pete’s sake.)
But, give a speech, he did. He said everything his teleprompter told him to say and someone hit the old laugh track from “I Love Lucy” reruns at just the appropriate moments of wittiness.
And later that night, in the family quarters of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Barry Soetoro slept like a baby. In caves and villages and in U.S. cities and towns, Islamic serial mass murderers slept like babies. And in countries far away, in caves and lean-tos; in U.S. cities, towns and suburbs, CIA officers were awake and watchful and guarding their families, our families and the family sound asleep at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.