Friday, May 21, 2010

Obama to get a Clapper?

A James Clapper, that is..
James R. Clapper, now the defense undersecretary for intelligence, is the White House's leading candidate to replace retired Adm. Dennis Blair, who is resigning, two current U.S. officials and one former military official say. Another candidate is Mike Vickers, the Pentagon's assistant secretary for special operations, officials say, but a Defense Department official says he has not been contacted for an interview.
Does he know that Clapper is the same guy who, while working in a Pentagon Mapping bureau during the Iraq war, claimed Saddam probably moved his WMDs to Syria?
In an interview in October, retired Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., who heads the U.S. agency that processes and analyzes satellite imagery, said he thinks that Saddam's underlings hid banned weapons of mass destruction before the war.

"I think personally that those below the senior leadership saw what was coming, and I think they went to some extraordinary lengths to dispose of the evidence," said Gen. Clapper, who heads the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. "I'll call it an 'educated hunch.' "
Hmmmmmmmm. And who knows, maybe this was the job they offered Sestak. After all, it was made in February, and the administration has been sitting on the SSCI report on the underbomber since, well, February.


Anonymous said...

Yep ...

Debbie said...

I think Syria is where the WMD went too. This guy will probably be more of a "yes man" than his predecessor.

Right Truth

LASunsett said... time he is on TV, I will just clap and maybe he will go away.

A.C. McCloud said...

Well, Obama has already 'clapped off' the press, so maybe he's getting one for the tea partiers.

A.C. McCloud said...

Debbie, if this guy has a confirmation hearing I'd love to see a Senator, maybe McCain, ask if he still thinks the WMDs went to Syria. That would be must see TV.

hbl said...
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hbl said...

I recall they found two mobile germ-warfare "chemistry labs" buried in the Iraq desert. They appeared to have been scrubbed down with bleach.