Tuesday, July 21, 2009


"A federal judge has ruled that government officials committed fraud while defending a lawsuit brought by a former DEA agent who accused a CIA operative of illegally bugging his home."

"In rulings unsealed Monday, U.S. District Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote that he was considering sanctions against five current and former agency lawyers and officials, including former director George J. Tenet, for withholding key information about the operative's covert status.

The rulings, issued in recent months, highlighted what the judge called fraudulent work by CIA lawyers in defending a suit that Lamberth said had a lengthy and "twisted history."


"The judge also criticized CIA Director Leon Panetta, saying he's given conflicting accounts about what should be revealed in the case. The ruling led to the unsealing Monday of more than 200 unclassified versions of classified filings"


It is sad beyond human comprehension that President Obama, by and through Leon Panetta, CIA Director, chose to continue this fraud on the court. In light of the fact Leon Panetta humiliated the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, by claiming she mislead the nation as to what the CIA disclosed and did not disclose related to interrogations which many believe to have been torture, it is time for President Obama to fire Leon Panetta, or face the ire of the world on this issue.

"Reporting from Washington — CIA Director Leon E. Panetta on Friday fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying agency records showed officials had briefed her truthfully about its interrogation program. He also urged the CIA workforce to ignore the political rancor consuming Capitol Hill.

Panetta's assertions came one day after Pelosi accused the agency of misleading Congress by failing to inform her during a fall 2002 briefing that the CIA had used waterboarding and other severe methods on an Al Qaeda suspect."


As to President Obama, I personally view him as a failure. He is nothing more than a more intelligent Bush II. He has chosen to surround himself with people who are running the show while he watches Rome burn. This morning he was forced to concede his healthcare proposal was in trouble and needed more work. Just last week Hillary Clinton chastised the Obama Administration for its vetting process concerning appointees. (I found this curious and consider it a feeler by Hillary Clinton as to the prospect of whether or not the Democratic Party is getting ready to abandon Obama and open the door to 2012 challengers.)

This country cannot afford another Bush II. We are bankrupt. The stimulus plan to date has failed because Obama allowed misguided advisors to send him down the wrong path. Nothing in the plan acknowledged that you must stimulate consumer spending in order to stimulate the economy. Something as simple as regulating the speculators of oil and gas so as to hold down the price of gas thereby providing consumers with more money for consumption of other products, remains beyond the policy considerations of the Obama Administration.

Someone along the way told him that if he appears on TV every day with a new speech things would be okay. They are not okay. The problems go well beyond the economy. When these same advisors are allowed to mislead federal judges and thereby subvert the constitution and laws, our country is on the verge of faltering. By failing to fire Panetta Obama is telling his advisors this conduct is okay. It is not.

In short and simple terms - Obama must fire Panetta in a very public way while taking a clear stand this conduct will not be repeated by anyone in his administration. He must also take a more micro-management approach to government. It is clear his advisors are serving themselves and their former clients. The American people again remain without representation in the White House.

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