The end of this week brought us a doozy. When Americans first learned from whistleblower Edward Snowden that the NSA had been unconstitutionally seizing and searching through their telephone records, emails and Internet activity, Barack Obama promised that he would launch an “independent” investigation into the matter, consisting of experts from “outside” the intelligence system in Washington D.C.
A couple of weeks ago, we saw the first sign that Obama’s promise was not in earnest: The President proposed letting James Clapper, the man who managed the NSA spying program, to lead the supposedly independent investigation.
Now, we have more information, and can see that Obama’s investigation is a fraud, through and through. All four members of the investigatory panel whose identities have been revealed so far are Washington D.C. political insiders, three of whom were appointed to positions of power by Barack Obama. There isn’t a single independent or outside expert in the group.
What’s more, this panel will not provide a report to the American people. Instead, the report will go to the people who run the NSA’s Big Brother surveillance system. Those people, of course, are already well aware of what they’re doing, and have made it clear that they oppose any reform.
President Obama has purposefully designed an investigation to provide a report, written by the fox, sent to the fox, about how the fox has been raiding the henhouse.
Barack Obama appears to be the Fox In Chief.