You can’t make this up. You just can’t. Inexplicable and dangerous.

Via John Hinedracker at Powerline.

Unbelievable, but true: President Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, doesn’t think the agency should engage in spying. He finds espionage unsavory, apparently. John Sipher, a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and a recipient of the agency’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, explains:

In what was otherwise a thoughtful interview with National Public Radio last week, CIA Director John Brennan expressed his personal view that the CIA should be not be viewed as a spy agency. In the 24 February interview he said, “I don’t support government spying…. We don’t steal secrets… We uncover, we discover, we reveal, we obtain, we elicit, we solicit. All of that.” What? We don’t steal secrets? Is he joking? Brennan has reportedly also made clear to the officers under his charge that he eschews the term espionage, and does not view the CIA as an espionage service. …

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  1. Alain41 says:

    And yet our intelligence has been faulty for 20 years because we relied on electronic eavesdropping instead of spooks on the ground.

    Also seems a little, we are one worldish. If we’re all one world, no need to spy on each other.

    My favorite Wizard of Id cartoon : Sire, intelligence informs that the Huns are massing on the border. What should we do? King-I refuse to make a decision based on intelligence.

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