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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

How Can I Get A Top CIA Job?

With people like this in charge of our security it`s a wonder Bin-Laden hasn`t brought the United States down yet.

World 'safer' with bin Laden on the looseFrom correspondents in WashingtonJanuary 10, 2005
The world may be better off if September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden remains at large, according to the CIA's recently departed executive director.If the world's most wanted terrorist was captured or killed, a power struggle among his al-Qaeda subordinates might trigger a wave of terror attacks, said A.B. Krongard, who stepped down six weeks ago as the CIA's third in command.
"You can make the argument that we're better off with him at large," he said.
"If something happens to bin Laden, you might find a lot of people vying for his position and demonstrating how macho they are by unleashing a stream of terror."
Mr Krongard, a former investment banker who joined the CIA in 1998, said bin Laden's role among Islamic militants was changing.
"He's turning into more of a charismatic leader than a terrorist mastermind," he said. "Some of his lieutenants are the ones to worry about."
Mr Krongard, 68, said he viewed bin Laden "not as a chief executive but more like a venture capitalist".
"Let's say you and I want to blow up Trafalgar Square," he said. "So we go to bin Laden and he'll say, 'Well, here's some money and some passports and if you need weapons, see this guy'."
Several US officials have privately admitted it may be better to keep bin Laden pinned down on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than make him a martyr or put him on trial.
But Mr Krongard is the most senior figure to acknowledge publicly that his capture might prove counter-productive.
The Sunday Times The Australian

Huh? We shouldn`t pursue our enemies because it might make them attack us? What kind of monstrous sophistry is this? It`s little wonder the President had so much trouble with the career CIA people. These guys should be working at the U.N. instead of guarding our national security.

How did this guy end up in such a responsible position? How can I get a job like that?



Blogger Aussiegirl said...

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind -- or is that a Bob Dylan song? No -- the answer to why you can't get a job there is because you have eminent good common sense and an education which lets you see beyond the end of your nose and your own ignorance. By definition, then, you are unqualified. Other than that -- you'd do a great job.

This is obviously another of those post-modernist constructs, where black is white and white is black, and only the sophisticated intellectual can see the Emperor's robes. You are living back in the dark ages when you killed your enemy before he had a chance to kill you. Now the post-modernist tells us that in order to be safe you must leave your enemy untouched.

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