A Show of Priorities on Government Spying: 14 Days Quick to General Clapper, 500 Days Slow to Oversight
If you want to figure where out a person’s priorities lie, don’t watch what they say. Watch what they do.
Just two weeks ago today, Obama administration Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair was let go. After just 14 days, Obama announced his nominee to replace Admiral Blair: yet another member of the military spy apparatus, General James Clapper.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama has now gone 500 Days in office without appointing a single member to the legally mandated Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The board has subpoena power to uncover and report on Obama administration violations of the U.S. Constitution, particularly in its intelligence activities. Thanks to Barack Obama, the board does not exist.
14 days, 500 days. Now that’s a big difference.