Shakeup: Obama’s director of national intelligence to resign tomorrow; Update: Hagel?

posted at 6:00 pm on May 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

Tapper broke the news and now the AP confirms it. I assume the trigger was that Senate report that came out a few days ago finding 14 separate intelligence failures in Abdulmutallab’s attack, but the White House actually took very little heat for that in the media. Everyone’s been busy with the elections and the oil spill and Rand Paul fee-vah. The problem must run deeper and, per Tapper, it does.

For several weeks President Obama has been holding serious conversations about whether to ask Blair to step down and has interviewed candidates to replace him. After a discussion this afternoon between the president and Blair in the Oval Office about the best way forward, Blair offered to resign and the president said he would accept, sources told ABC News.

Multiple administration sources tell ABC News that Blair’s tenure internally has been a rocky one.

On the heels of a number of intelligence failures involving the Fort Hood shooter, failed Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab, and questions about failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, it was no longer clear that Blair — tasked with coordinating the 16 intelligence agencies and ensuring that they cooperate and share information – still had the full and complete confidence of the president, sources say.

The news will not come as a surprise to those in the intelligence community. For months, Blair has turf battles while the White House made it clear that it had more confidence in others, such as counterterrorism and homeland security adviser John Brennan, taking the lead both publicly and privately.

Follow the link for some of Blair’s lowlights, the very worst of which was this. We were writing about turf battles between him and Panetta as far back as last June, not six months into Obama’s administration, but Blair’s liabilities to the White House started even before that. Remember this inconvenient, long forgotten bombshell that he dropped in April 2009?

President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.

“High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa’ida organization that was attacking this country,” Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his staff last Thursday…

Admiral Blair’s assessment that the interrogation methods did produce important information was deleted from a condensed version of his memo released to the media last Thursday. Also deleted was a line in which he empathized with his predecessors who originally approved some of the harsh tactics after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Advice to The One: Find a replacement who can stick to the Narrative. Exit question: Shouldn’t Obama consider a Republican as Blair’s successor? The left will scream because that’s what the left does (“he thinks we can’t be trusted to fight terror!”) but it’d actually be a shrewd move politically. The next time the system fails somehow, there’s a convenient scapegoat from the other party in place to take most of the heat. Which, needless to say, will complicate the GOP’s message on Democrats being weak on terror this fall. Obama’s got a track record too of squeezing political gain out of his appointments. Remember how he knocked Jon Huntsman out of the national conversation by making him ambassador to China?

Update: An interesting update from Tapper: “One official tells ABC News that President Obama sought Blair’s resignation earlier this week, but Blair pushed back, hoping to convince the president to change his mind.” More:

This was, the official said, the result of long pent-up dissatisfaction with Blair as the principal intelligence adviser to the president, responsible for briefing the president every day and briefing the National Security Staff. In short, officials didn’t think the briefings were relevant to what the president was focused on that day or time period. They weren’t crisp or well-presented.

At other times, Blair didn’t seem to take “no” for an answer, the official said. He was pushing an initiative dealing with intelligence and other countries, and he kept pushing it even after President Obama turned it down.

They must be exceedingly unhappy with him to be dumping on him like this.

Update: Ah, here’s that Republican candidate now. One who’s famous for criticizing Republicans, too — a double bonus!

The U.S. official said that the White House has interviewed “several strong candidates.” Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, the chairman of the president’s intelligence advisory board, and Gen. James Clapper (Ret.), the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, are seen by other intelligence officials as top candidates. Clapper will face a tough confirmation, and his career profile is similar to Blair’s. Hagel would be feared by the military intelligence establishment, but he gets along with CIA director Leon Panetta, who will not be leaving his job.


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Intelligence?

All the Harvard grads we have seen have very little intelligence.

seven on May 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Maybe its because of stupidity like this

The United States has agreed to notify other nations before it launches most ballistic missile tests or satellites, in a measure that builds on a landmark arms agreement with Russia and is meant to encourage Moscow to reciprocate.

William Amos on May 20, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I hear he has an offer from the Mexican Government!

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Replace him with J-Nap!

NTWR on May 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Is the Connecticut Attorney General doing anything?

YYZ on May 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

He is clearly racist, his Great Uncle was a Confederate soldier.

faraway on May 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Napolitano, Holder and Barry not reading the Arizona bill is an example of lacking intteligence.

seven on May 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

oops!

moonbatkiller on May 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM

See ya.

Mr. Joe on May 20, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Need a new Director of National Intelligence?

Just get a Magic Eight ball!

trigon on May 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Yes, by all means choose someone who can be a future political scapegoat rather than the most qualified person available. Ok so innocent citizens may get blown to bits in an American city somewhere, as long as PBHO is protected from the PR fallout it’s all cool.

Bishop on May 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

He’ll appoint someone even weaker.

Denverslim on May 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Waitaminute, this guy had the job of making sure SIXTEEN spook agencies shared info with each other and coordinated together?

Really?

Is this a joke?

manofaiki on May 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Why should any Repub accept the job under Obama?

Christien on May 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Advice to The One: Find a replacement who can stick to the Narrative.

What ?

macncheez on May 20, 2010 at 6:11 PM

A head needed to roll after the Times Square abortive bombing attempt.

He needs to follow by dumping Jano and Holder.

Not exactly what I would hope for US intelligencia in the age of jihad.

molonlabe28 on May 20, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Scared yet?

upinak on May 20, 2010 at 6:12 PM

the White House made it clear that it had more confidence in others, such as counterterrorism and homeland security adviser John Brennan,

…Brennan….this is who they are turning to.

Mr. “The system worked because the terrorist are to dumb to make good bombs” is who the White House has the most confidence in.

…Brennan has been nothing but a political hack and has a record of incompetence that is getting as long as Biden’s.

Putin,Ahmadinejad,and the jihadist are sure to celebrate hearing that Brennan is going to assume more of a leadership role in our intelligence agencies.

Baxter Greene on May 20, 2010 at 6:12 PM

There’s no place for intelligence in the Obama administration except for the maligned variety.

docdave on May 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM

President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.

WoW!
These terrorists were trained to endure every torture technique EXCEPT KINDNESS AND SUBSERVIENCE!
HOW AWESOME!!!!!

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Sounds like a good job for Dick Cheney!

HBowmanMD on May 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Just make all the candidates draw straws Obama. Then when we get hit you can blame it on luck.

Guardian on May 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Well, okay bye! But shouldn’t Janet be going too? She’s such a doofus. Beginning to look as if Obama likes the incompetent aruond him. I’ll be it’s because he can control these easily.

jeanie on May 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Need a new Director of National Intelligence?

Just get a Magic Eight ball!

trigon on May 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

It’s being used for the tele-prompter.

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Obama will pick another unintelligent, over-educated idiot to take his place. It amazes me that there are so many of them from which to choose.

BetseyRoss on May 20, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Here’s a YouTube parody featuring classic hearing testimony from Blair: http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=JheZc–xRm4

Mervis Winter on May 20, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Intelligence?

All the Harvard grads we have seen have very little intelligence.

seven on May 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Correct; Fantasy is the theme for this administration(?).

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Need a new Director of National Intelligence?

Just get a Magic Eight ball!

trigon on May 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

It’s being used for the tele-prompter.

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Silly me. I should have known.

trigon on May 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Why should any Repub accept the job under Obama?

Christien on May 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM

trust me, he could find a Repblican sell out weasel pretty frickin’ quickly. They pop up all the time.

Tim Zank on May 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM

He incompetently listened to the President and followed his advice, proving that he didn’t take security seriously enough.

RBMN on May 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Brennan would be a perfect replacement. He’s totally in tune.

Buy Danish on May 20, 2010 at 6:19 PM

trust me, he could find a Repblican sell out weasel pretty frickin’ quickly. They pop up all the time.

Tim Zank on May 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I hear Arlen is looking for a job.

upinak on May 20, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Please let this be a “domino effect” trigger.

portlandon on May 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Shouldn’t Obama consider a Republican as Blair’s successor? …it’d actually be a shrewd move politically. The next time the system fails somehow, there’s a convenient scapegoat from the other party in place to take most of the heat. Which, needless to say, will complicate the GOP’s message on Democrats being weak on terror this fall.

I’ll never understand the wisdom of giving them ideas like this.

Kensington on May 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM

June 28 2010

Thats another one,thats needs to hit zee road as well!!

canopfor on May 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Please let this be a “domino effect” trigger.

portlandon on May 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM

this is the second domino. The first was the MMS head asst guy.

upinak on May 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I hear Arlen is looking for a job.

upinak on May 20, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Heh, The only thing we’ll likely be hearing out of Sphincter is “Welcome To Walmart”.

Tim Zank on May 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM

The left blasted Bush for 9/11.
The left is repeating the mistakes of 9/11.
The left is creating fertile ground for another 9/11.
The left will regret not being prepared for another 9/11.

Exit sanity left.

madmonkphotog on May 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM

On the short list: Van Jones? Rev Wright? Jane Fonda?

Dingbat63 on May 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM

The judgment of any Republican who would accept this job would be suspect.

SlaveDog on May 20, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Obama isn’t happy with his PDB,s so lets get rid of him and get someone who takes the PDB,s seriously, and isn’t afraid to take the oath of office seriously.

fourdeucer on May 20, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Yet we still have Napolitano?

AUINSC on May 20, 2010 at 6:26 PM

, but the White House actually took very little heat for that in the media.

ROFLMAO! You’re kidding? You mean the Corrupt Media Establishment doesn’t hold Obama accountable? No!

TheBigOldDog on May 20, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Yet we still have Napolitano?

AUINSC on May 20, 2010 at 6:26 PM

AUINSC: How about Kagan,she went to Harvard!:)

canopfor on May 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Exit question: Shouldn’t Obama consider a Republican as Blair’s successor? The left will scream because that’s what the left does (“he thinks we can’t be trusted to fight terror!”) but it’d actually be a shrewd move politically.

What Republican in his/her right mind would accept such a position, considering they would be held up by Panetta puppet strings dangling in front of every bus that has a brake failure???

Ultimately, this is another community organizer flaw.

Rovin on May 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Another one under the Obama bus.

sandee on May 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Well, considering we have no “national intelligence” going on, and considering this guy’s credentials, and considering all things evolving… Yeah, I’d resign.

And, I’d run as far and as fast as I could from the obamastration and I’d find a really sharp black sharpie pen and black out this mistake from my resume too.

Give us the scalp of jnap and e-ho.

Key West Reader on May 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM

ROFLMAO! You’re kidding? You mean the Corrupt Media Establishment doesn’t hold Obama accountable? No!

TheBigOldDog on May 20, 2010 at 6:27 PM

TheBigOldDog: Thats pure crazy talk!!:)

canopfor on May 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM

“One official tells ABC News that President Obama sought Blair’s resignation earlier this week, but Blair pushed back, hoping to convince the president to change his mind.”

Once Barry’s made up his mind, there is no need for discussion.

portlandon on May 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM

There are plenty of weaselly Rinos out there. They would be happy to aid Obama in blaming Bush anytime something happens.

sandee on May 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Hagel? I rest my case. You don’t get much more weaselly than that.

sandee on May 20, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Chuck Hagel? Chuck Hagel? Good Lord.

amerpundit on May 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM

All Rand Paul.
Funny you should say that. I just made one of my increasingly infrequent visits to LGF and that is the topic of almost all of his recent posts. Sad how that place has become so irrelevant.

redshirt on May 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Brennan is an incompetent empty suit, and any Republican that takes a job now with this administration would be far worse than just a RINO, and would get ZERO cooperation.

ontherocks on May 20, 2010 at 6:36 PM

In short, officials didn’t think the briefings were relevant to what the president was focused on that day or time period.

Shouldn’t the intelligence briefing be focused on where the important issues are, and the President fix his focus on that?

Why do I have a feeling Blair didn’t spend enough time telling President Obama why people choose to become terrorists?

MayBee on May 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Hagel would be feared by the military intelligence establishment, but he gets along with CIA director Leon Panetta, who will not be leaving his job.

I wonder why? Maybe because he can’t keep his big mouth SHUT!

upinak on May 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

It’s impossible to fight the bad guys with your hands tied by PC directives. What fools would want these jobs under this administration?

ROCnPhilly on May 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Dear Leader will put up with idealogical driven incompetence right up until it threatens his credibility.
Hagel is perfect for Obama- to quote Dean Wormer,” he’s a sneaky little shit just like you.”

jjshaka on May 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Just listen to the first 50 seconds, then turn it off. PATIENCE

This is what we must exercise. Patience.

Key West Reader on May 20, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Why would anybody take that job? It’s a sucker hole

JusDreamin on May 20, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Kegel? I thought she was the SCOTUS nominee? Oh, silly me, that’s Kagan. Hagel?

Oh, how nice it would be to live somewhere far, far from the threats we face now. None of these cranks are trustworthy.

NTWR on May 20, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Well, okay bye! But shouldn’t Janet be going too? She’s such a doofus. Beginning to look as if Obama likes the incompetent aruond him. I’ll be it’s because he can control these easily.

jeanie on May 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

She used to be our Governor you don’t know the half of it!

At least her title doesn’t have the word “intelligence” in it.

She is a bumbling idiot. I’m afraid if she were unemployed she’d come here and wreck a few more things.

Can you believe she cheered the Mexican President when he badmouthed the people that she was governor of just two years ago?

Not that’s a loyal ex-Governor.

petunia on May 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Just listen to the first 50 seconds, then turn it off. PATIENCE

This is what we must exercise. Patience.

Key West Reader on May 20, 2010 at 6:38 PM

You caused such a spike in the views, I had to go to iTunes.

Cybergeezer on May 20, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Shouldn’t Obama consider a Republican as Blair’s successor? The left will scream because that’s what the left does (“he thinks we can’t be trusted to fight terror!”) but it’d actually be a shrewd move politically. The next time the system fails somehow, there’s a convenient scapegoat from the other party in place to take most of the heat. Which, needless to say, will complicate the GOP’s message on Democrats being weak on terror this fall. Obama’s got a track record too of squeezing political gain out of his appointments. Remember how he knocked Jon Huntsman out of the national conversation by making him ambassador to China?

Fortunately no one at the White House reads this blog.

It’s comforting to know that even those on our side are standing ready and willing to give Barry and company free advice on how best to dick us, and by extension the country, over.

Cylor on May 20, 2010 at 6:48 PM

What Republican in his/her right mind would accept such a position, considering they would be held up by Panetta puppet strings dangling in front of every bus that has a brake failure???

Ultimately, this is another community organizer flaw.

Rovin on May 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM

It would be a total set up. All of them must know that!

I know he should choose Spector! I hear he’s out of a job.

petunia on May 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Intelligence != Obama Administration

(programmers will understand this statement)

kurtzz3 on May 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Israel is in trouble with Hagel at the intel helm, Hagel supports the idea that all mid east conflagarations stem from the presence of the state of Israel. Consequently the caliber of our intel exchanges with Mossad & Shin Bet will suffer incalcuably. As our ability to penetrate orgs in the semetic world have been disasterously lacking, ergo other than the Jordanians(also world class intel agency)we will be blind to events in that corner ot the world.

Can’t wait to read Caroline Glick’s reaction.

Archimedes on May 20, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Can you believe she cheered the Mexican President when he badmouthed the people that she was governor of just two years ago?

Not that’s a loyal ex-Governor.

petunia on May 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM

A very damning and revealing tell on Ms. Incompetano.

ontherocks on May 20, 2010 at 6:58 PM

The miserable political hack and intellectual pigmy Holder is responsible for undermining the American Intelligence community. The scumbag Justice Department is a pigsty which must be cleaned up! There is simply no end to the fundamental criminality of the Holder Justice Department!

John Adams on May 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Question that will be on the application to fill the newly-vacated position of National Security Director:

When faced with an immediate threat of a terror attack man-caused emergency, and knowing the location of the suspected terrorist alleged victim of U.S. aggression, the United States of America should:

a)Do everything possible to ensure that the civil rights of the subject are protected, at all costs,including the recitation of Miranda Rights, regardless of the immigration status of subject.
b)Appoint a Justice Department representative to act on behalf of the subject, and provide the representative 20 minutes of private consultation with the subject, PRIOR to interrogating gently questioning what evil act of the US prompted subject to perpetrate such action.
c)Provide subject with ice cream, cake, a binky and offer of a nap prior to any further harrassment.
d)All of the above.

Chewy the Lab on May 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Holder still has a job?

And Napolitano?

And Barack?

Like an Obama ROE- they’re firing from the wrong end.

profitsbeard on May 20, 2010 at 7:03 PM

We’ve had a Dutch filmmaker and a street vender (who coincidentally did serve in Vietnam) keep us safe in the last two episodes, so…..firing Blair is going to make it okay once our luck runs out???….

ted c on May 20, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM

so, whaddya have against the dreaded “comfy chair?”…

ted c on May 20, 2010 at 7:17 PM

My prediction: to be replaced by Alcee L. Hastings

agmartin on May 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Let’s not be too quick to malign Blair. As noted on Special Report tonight (esp by Dr Krauthammer), Blair was at war with Dear Leader’s insiders. His resignation letter contains none of the usual flowery accolades to Dear Leader. It could be interesting when Mr. Blair becomes a private citizen.

Dingbat63 on May 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM

‘Ya mean the one that goes, “ZZZZaap!?” Not a danged thing.

Chewy the Lab on May 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Oooh his book is gonna be juicy! Hopefully it comes out before Kegel starts banning books.

NTWR on May 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Hagel said the Surge was the worst strategic mistake in the history of the United States. Hagel is dumber than a bag of hammers. Hagel is so stupid he makes Obama look like Einstein.

Basilsbest on May 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Dennis Blair must have been really pressing to thwart attacks instead of investigating after the fact.

d1carter on May 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Hagel would be feared by the military intelligence establishment, but he gets along with CIA director Leon Panetta, who will not be leaving his job.

Translated: Chuck Hagel is favored by Zero as he hates the U.S. Military and supports Little Leon over at the CIA.

SeniorD on May 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

kurtzz3 on May 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM

yes i do :)

cmsinaz on May 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I’ve lost my toggles above the write in screen….anyone else? (can’t quote, strike, etc)

cmsinaz on May 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Let’s not be too quick to malign Blair. As noted on Special Report tonight (esp by Dr Krauthammer), Blair was at war with Dear Leader’s insiders. His resignation letter contains none of the usual flowery accolades to Dear Leader. It could be interesting when Mr. Blair becomes a private citizen.

Dingbat63 on May 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM

You are right….The breakdown by the Panal was extremely informative.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4205818/national-security-shakeup?playlist_id=86918

….You can bet we will be hearing from Blair in the near future and it won’t be to cheerlead for Obama.
….Blair basically came out and said that our Intelligence community was being heavily politicized by the Obama administration.
…this is in line with Obama appointing political mouth pieces instead of policy experts in many positions of authority.
…It’s all about covering for Obama and nothing about actually doing what is right for the country.

Baxter Greene on May 20, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Hagel? Nightmare scenario. A step below Chris Dodd.

Travis1 on May 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM

More BS from this crappy administration.

They are all about trying to intimidate even their mildest critics. That is priority number one, not governing or providing security for the nation.

Aren’t we overdue for the next important administration policy statement regarding the security threat posed by Rush Limbaugh, “Joe the Plumber”, Jim Cramer, or some old lady from Oshkosh, Wisconsin who doesn’t like Obamacare?

You’ve got complete asses like Napolitano and Holder making policy decisions regarding national security. Decisions that have been demonstrably counter-productive.

So….lets dump Blair. The only guy in this crappy administration with the temerity to tell at least some of the truth about what is going on.

Blair was on borrowed time ever since the interrogation memo. The truth hurts this creep we have as President.

Obama was just biding his time waiting for the right moment to dump him, which turned out to be now. Not only are they rid of Blair, but it has the added benefit of making him a convenient fall guy, and introducing the “see, we’re not afraid to make a change” meme. A meme that their myriad sycophants in the media will be all to happy to scoop up and run with.

Whew! Thank Heavens we got rid of Blair. Don’t you all feel more confident about the security of our nation, now?

Dreadnought on May 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Is this another front in Obama’s all out attack on the modern world presenting him with more information than he can handle?

snaggletoothie on May 21, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Hmmmm.

If you want to turn on the Intelligence at the White House

Use the Clapper!

Oh Lord! If only the man’s last name had an “r” and not an “l”.

memomachine on May 21, 2010 at 3:22 AM

I would not be too quick to dump on Blair either. He was fighting a politicized ObaMao machine working at cross purposes with intelligence gathering.

Check out this link that includes Rep. Hoekstra’s da*ning remarks about Holder and Napolitano at the end: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YmRmMTFiMzdjZjkyMTcyZDg2YjkxMjAwZWFkZGIyZTc=

This bears repeating:

This was, the official said, the result of long pent-up dissatisfaction with Blair as the principal intelligence adviser to the president, responsible for briefing the president every day and briefing the National Security Staff. In short, officials didn’t think the briefings were relevant to what the president was focused on that day or time period. They weren’t crisp or well-presented.

At other times, Blair didn’t seem to take “no” for an answer, the official said. He was pushing an initiative dealing with intelligence and other countries, and he kept pushing it even after President Obama turned it down

Quite frankly, the pee-resident is NOT focused on national security that day or any day. ObaMao does NOT ascribe to the idea that we have enemies coming from Islamism.

Brennan, Napolitano, Holder, and ObaMao are the problems in securing our nation. Any sucker who disputes their legalistic mindset in dealing with hostile forces is toast. It is better for a person of national security conviction and a sense of responsibility NOT to take this position because he would only be a scapegoat. The O-administration is NOT known for taking responsibility for any decisions or actions.

onlineanalyst on May 21, 2010 at 3:39 AM

Dreadnought on May 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM

I agree with everything you said.

onlineanalyst on May 21, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Of course those harsh methods worked, Mr. Blair, that’s exactly why we can’t use them anymore. Uh, say, does Sen. Hagel have any actual, you know, intelligence work experience?

Kissmygrits on May 21, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Out because the Administration tried to make Admiral Blair buy into things that his military training told him were not not good for the country.

He is resigning because he does not trust the Administration and the Administration is not to be trusted. The evidence is in the their most recent actions in not protecting our boarders from the onslaught of illegals from Mexico and inaction in protecting us from Mother Nature.

MSGTAS on May 21, 2010 at 10:52 AM