Feinstein's Last Stand Targets CIA

U.S. Senate Democrats plan to inflict as much harm as they can before the Republicans take over in January 2015.  This explains the timing of the 6,000-page Intelligence Committee report, released by chairman Dianne Feinstein, accusing the CIA of “torturing” terrorist detainees in the aftermath of 9-11.  The report concludes that no useful intelligence was extracted that officials did not already know.  Of course, the CIA is livid and plans to issue a report of its own, and Republican members of the Intelligence Committee repudiate the findings.

Just as former House majority leader Nancy Pelosi praised the ObamaCare bill in 2008, Feinstein is pulling the same levers, exclaiming that size matters.  Pelosi pronounced the 2,000-page health care legislation sound because, while no one had actually read it, it was exhaustingly long.  No one will read Feinstein’s report, either, but its sheer length and weight must mean it’s true, at least to Democrats.

The Dems are so riddled with fatuous thinking that they actually believe that producing a gargantuan stack of paper makes the content relevant, like saying Thomas Pynchon novels are great literature because of the page count.  Granted, Feinstein provided a 480-page summary of the report that will be read by some, but even so, the entire enterprise reeks of revenge politics and an obsession to stain Republican president George W. Bush before Feinstein and her Democrat cohorts are reduced to insignificant political pabulum in the post-Obama GOP tidal wave.

Feinstein is also pursuing personal revenge against CIA.  Allegedly, the agency spied on her committee and walked off with documents.  This followed the CIA humiliating Feinstein after she tried to salvage her good liberal credentials by stating publicly that she and her committee were unaware that the CIA used “enhanced interrogation” (such as waterboarding).  The CIA responded with evidence that she not only knew of the technique, but tacitly approved.  Feinstein has responded with her weighty tome and the tactic the left embraces if a fight comes along: stain and discredit your foe with unsubstantiated accusations and innuendo.

The entire drama is infantile, yet pursued in the same manner the left In Great Britain sought to destroy Tony Blair’s legacy with an inquiry into the Iraq War.  The purpose was to produce evidence in the public domain that Blair was a war criminal for supporting George W. Bush in Iraq.  The effort failed.  Yet the Senate Intelligence Committee under the Democrats is applying the same strategy to ruin George Bush’s reputation – while it can.

As in the U.K., the usual media outlets in the U.S. have joined in to support Feinstein in her personal passion play to seek revenge.  In the end, after the braying Democrat donkeys will be discredited, and history will vindicate the CIA and George Bush – and wonder why there was such a fuss over placing a wet cloth over the mouth of jihadists who decapitate hostages, including children (terrorists beheaded four children).

General Michael Hayden, the only person to serve as chief of the National Security Agency (1999-2005) and as director of the CIA (2006-2009), was the keynote speaker at my Raleigh Spy Conference in 2011.  Hayden refused to terminate listening to terrorist chatter abroad at the NSA and kept up enhanced interrogation at the CIA when Feinstein lied and said she did not know that waterboarding was used.  He said the success of the bin Laden raid was based on information extracted by enhanced interrogation.

Whom do you choose to believe?  Hayden or Feinstein?

U.S. Senate Democrats plan to inflict as much harm as they can before the Republicans take over in January 2015.  This explains the timing of the 6,000-page Intelligence Committee report, released by chairman Dianne Feinstein, accusing the CIA of “torturing” terrorist detainees in the aftermath of 9-11.  The report concludes that no useful intelligence was extracted that officials did not already know.  Of course, the CIA is livid and plans to issue a report of its own, and Republican members of the Intelligence Committee repudiate the findings.

Just as former House majority leader Nancy Pelosi praised the ObamaCare bill in 2008, Feinstein is pulling the same levers, exclaiming that size matters.  Pelosi pronounced the 2,000-page health care legislation sound because, while no one had actually read it, it was exhaustingly long.  No one will read Feinstein’s report, either, but its sheer length and weight must mean it’s true, at least to Democrats.

The Dems are so riddled with fatuous thinking that they actually believe that producing a gargantuan stack of paper makes the content relevant, like saying Thomas Pynchon novels are great literature because of the page count.  Granted, Feinstein provided a 480-page summary of the report that will be read by some, but even so, the entire enterprise reeks of revenge politics and an obsession to stain Republican president George W. Bush before Feinstein and her Democrat cohorts are reduced to insignificant political pabulum in the post-Obama GOP tidal wave.

Feinstein is also pursuing personal revenge against CIA.  Allegedly, the agency spied on her committee and walked off with documents.  This followed the CIA humiliating Feinstein after she tried to salvage her good liberal credentials by stating publicly that she and her committee were unaware that the CIA used “enhanced interrogation” (such as waterboarding).  The CIA responded with evidence that she not only knew of the technique, but tacitly approved.  Feinstein has responded with her weighty tome and the tactic the left embraces if a fight comes along: stain and discredit your foe with unsubstantiated accusations and innuendo.

The entire drama is infantile, yet pursued in the same manner the left In Great Britain sought to destroy Tony Blair’s legacy with an inquiry into the Iraq War.  The purpose was to produce evidence in the public domain that Blair was a war criminal for supporting George W. Bush in Iraq.  The effort failed.  Yet the Senate Intelligence Committee under the Democrats is applying the same strategy to ruin George Bush’s reputation – while it can.

As in the U.K., the usual media outlets in the U.S. have joined in to support Feinstein in her personal passion play to seek revenge.  In the end, after the braying Democrat donkeys will be discredited, and history will vindicate the CIA and George Bush – and wonder why there was such a fuss over placing a wet cloth over the mouth of jihadists who decapitate hostages, including children (terrorists beheaded four children).

General Michael Hayden, the only person to serve as chief of the National Security Agency (1999-2005) and as director of the CIA (2006-2009), was the keynote speaker at my Raleigh Spy Conference in 2011.  Hayden refused to terminate listening to terrorist chatter abroad at the NSA and kept up enhanced interrogation at the CIA when Feinstein lied and said she did not know that waterboarding was used.  He said the success of the bin Laden raid was based on information extracted by enhanced interrogation.

Whom do you choose to believe?  Hayden or Feinstein?