CIA Investigation insanity

Flashback to 9/11 and imagine the reaction if George Bush stood with the firemen amid the smoldering ruins and said the United States government will prosecute CIA interrogators for blowing cigar smoke in the face of the terrorist masterminds.  The Bush administration would have been overthrown by the Honduran military. Seven years later and all common sense seems to be going up in smoke. Long gone are the images of Green Berets on horseback.  Ranches, action heroes, and slap shots are out.  Social media massages are in. The quitters can eat a hockey puck. The White House is white, not the American flag.

The Attorney General, Eric Holder, worked for the law firm that defended terrorists before he was chosen by Obama to lead the Justice Department, similar to putting the lawyer for an organized crime family in charge of the FBI. The Obama Justice Department is treating the CIA much like Henry Louis Gates went off on the cops. Their own psychological hang-ups and political baggage are apparently too much for them to put aside and view the world with balanced perspective. How dare a CIA employee make threats and poison the room with second hand smoke in the middle of a war. What was he thinking?  This isn't Jack Ryan's war. James Bond is a KIA.  The Surgeon General is the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Swisher Sweet cigar smoke has become napalm.

Regardless of what happens in Washington, the free world will fight on, even if it means being led by the Honduran military. Mitch Rapp is the guy in real peril, much more than Dick Cheney. If the CIA employees think they are demoralized, pity the writers of espionage and thrillers. The great suspense writer Eric Ambler's "Journey into Fear" describes God as a waiter with a fly swatter.  The Obama administration is the waiter and Mitch Rapp is the fly.  Rudyard Kipling's famous quote will have to be changed to "When every smoker is dead the Great Game is finished."

The Cold War was replaced by the War on Terror which now has been replaced by the War on 1970s Television. The generation growing up with "All in the Family" and "M*A*S*H" have seized power. Meathead has gone to Washington. Corporal Klinger is a K Street lobbyist for GE and the green industrial complex.

What happened to the critic's complaint that President Bush wasted precious seconds seated in front of school children instead of manning the battle stations during 9/11? They're now complaining the CIA was too mean? In a war where the enemy uses women with Down's syndrome as suicide bombers in city markets, making threats is considered torture? As Archie Bunker would say,

"Oh geeze."

President Meathead takes on the Taliban.

The outcome won't go down well with the silent majority. Military pictures of the dead caskets are now allowed, and these photos, come election time, will be compared to the pictures of terrorists on the Bermuda golf course, smiling at how their fortunes have changed for the better with President Meathead in the White House.  

President Obama is going need to keep some of the Mitch Rapps around if he intends to have a second term. When I was a teenager, I worked at a convenience store in a high crime area. One of the older clerks always came to work with a gun, and wanted to let the bad guys in the neighborhood know he had a gun. When he left, one of the bad guys came in and said, "We know the man with the piece is gone." 

The bad guys around the world know the man with the piece, President Bush, is gone. Hugo Chavez , Castro, Putin, the Taliban, all of them understand the man with the piece is gone. The world is becoming a more dangerous place because of it. The CIA interrogators weren't trying to intimidate shoplifters. The CIA prisoners want to see Americans die in large numbers.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates kept saying it wasn't about him. His diatribe against the cops showed that it was all about him. The attacks on the CIA and the War on Terror are also all about the critics, not the victims, and their vain template of how  the world ought to operate.

If President Obama has no desire to read fictional exploits of Mitch Rapp and the suspense writers, he should find the time to read historian Paul Johnson's ‘Intellectuals." Those intellectuals who believe their ideas are more important than reality have a bad ending.  God's fly swatter, if not Mitch Rapp, will get them in the end.
Flashback to 9/11 and imagine the reaction if George Bush stood with the firemen amid the smoldering ruins and said the United States government will prosecute CIA interrogators for blowing cigar smoke in the face of the terrorist masterminds.  The Bush administration would have been overthrown by the Honduran military. Seven years later and all common sense seems to be going up in smoke. Long gone are the images of Green Berets on horseback.  Ranches, action heroes, and slap shots are out.  Social media massages are in. The quitters can eat a hockey puck. The White House is white, not the American flag.

The Attorney General, Eric Holder, worked for the law firm that defended terrorists before he was chosen by Obama to lead the Justice Department, similar to putting the lawyer for an organized crime family in charge of the FBI. The Obama Justice Department is treating the CIA much like Henry Louis Gates went off on the cops. Their own psychological hang-ups and political baggage are apparently too much for them to put aside and view the world with balanced perspective. How dare a CIA employee make threats and poison the room with second hand smoke in the middle of a war. What was he thinking?  This isn't Jack Ryan's war. James Bond is a KIA.  The Surgeon General is the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Swisher Sweet cigar smoke has become napalm.

Regardless of what happens in Washington, the free world will fight on, even if it means being led by the Honduran military. Mitch Rapp is the guy in real peril, much more than Dick Cheney. If the CIA employees think they are demoralized, pity the writers of espionage and thrillers. The great suspense writer Eric Ambler's "Journey into Fear" describes God as a waiter with a fly swatter.  The Obama administration is the waiter and Mitch Rapp is the fly.  Rudyard Kipling's famous quote will have to be changed to "When every smoker is dead the Great Game is finished."

The Cold War was replaced by the War on Terror which now has been replaced by the War on 1970s Television. The generation growing up with "All in the Family" and "M*A*S*H" have seized power. Meathead has gone to Washington. Corporal Klinger is a K Street lobbyist for GE and the green industrial complex.

What happened to the critic's complaint that President Bush wasted precious seconds seated in front of school children instead of manning the battle stations during 9/11? They're now complaining the CIA was too mean? In a war where the enemy uses women with Down's syndrome as suicide bombers in city markets, making threats is considered torture? As Archie Bunker would say,

"Oh geeze."

President Meathead takes on the Taliban.

The outcome won't go down well with the silent majority. Military pictures of the dead caskets are now allowed, and these photos, come election time, will be compared to the pictures of terrorists on the Bermuda golf course, smiling at how their fortunes have changed for the better with President Meathead in the White House.  

President Obama is going need to keep some of the Mitch Rapps around if he intends to have a second term. When I was a teenager, I worked at a convenience store in a high crime area. One of the older clerks always came to work with a gun, and wanted to let the bad guys in the neighborhood know he had a gun. When he left, one of the bad guys came in and said, "We know the man with the piece is gone." 

The bad guys around the world know the man with the piece, President Bush, is gone. Hugo Chavez , Castro, Putin, the Taliban, all of them understand the man with the piece is gone. The world is becoming a more dangerous place because of it. The CIA interrogators weren't trying to intimidate shoplifters. The CIA prisoners want to see Americans die in large numbers.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates kept saying it wasn't about him. His diatribe against the cops showed that it was all about him. The attacks on the CIA and the War on Terror are also all about the critics, not the victims, and their vain template of how  the world ought to operate.

If President Obama has no desire to read fictional exploits of Mitch Rapp and the suspense writers, he should find the time to read historian Paul Johnson's ‘Intellectuals." Those intellectuals who believe their ideas are more important than reality have a bad ending.  God's fly swatter, if not Mitch Rapp, will get them in the end.