Whatever Happened to Honest, Open Government?
By John W. Lillpop
Contrary to his thundering promises to be the most transparent, forthcoming president in US history, Barack Obama has proven to be precisely the opposite. Indeed, the Obama administration has been the most secretive, non-transparent administration in history, and one which deliberately distorts, misrepresents and lies about factual matters in order to deceive the American people into believing that the state of the union is what it is not.
A most poignant example of this awful truth became painfully obvious when MIT professor Jonathan Gruber unwittingly exposed the fact that the ObamaCare fiasco would not have been enacted into law had the US Congress known the truth about the Marxist health-care proposal, and were it not for the reliable “stupidity” of the American people.
Even more alarming is the recent disclosure regarding “cooking of the books” about national security.
As reported at the reference:
On Friday, the numerous opponents of the Obama Iranian agreement and his overall national security policy have additional information that taints the administration's Iranian deal. According to a number of news stories, at least 50 intelligence officials who are assigned to the U.S. Central Command blew the whistle on suspected altering of intelligence reports by politically-motivated higher-ups.
The intelligence personnel, mostly analysts, informed the Pentagon watchdog that they believe their reports have been systematically edited to backup President Barack Obama's -- and his national security team's -- statements that the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as more successful than it actually is, according to news reports from outlets such as The Hill.
This revelation is being touted as the very first time that so many intelligence analysts have complained to the Pentagon's "top cop," Inspector General Jon Rymer, about the politicizing of the intelligence gathering and analysis function. In July, a couple of analysts filed a complaint with Rymer's office, after months of internal complaints were allegedly ignored.
It got so bad, according to Examiner source Pete Vanderhill, a former police intelligence division operative, that some of those career intelligence operatives who complained were bullied and forced to take early retirement, or the younger analysts just quit. After the mini-purge of intelligence officers, other analysts said they supported their colleagues' formal report and can back up their claims of political shenanigans to make Obama, Kerry and others look good.
The most important -- perhaps most damaging -- complaint is that "senior [administration] officials are editing the intelligence analysts' reports to bring them into line with the Obama administration's claims" such as the Obama-led war on ISIS is successful. Also, the analysts were pressured, they say, to make Iran look less involved in terrorist support and that the Iranians have less interaction with terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorist groups. The suspected goal was to make Iran appear less dangerous to Americans while Obama and Kerry pursue a nuclear deal with the radical Islamist government.
Besides the internal investigation by Rymer's office, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said his committee is investigating. “No doubt that these allegations are troubling and the committee is looking into them,” Thornberry said. “Accurate intelligence and unbiased analysis can often be a life or death matter and must remain free from political pressure.”
These revelations should cause any reasonable person to question all of Obama’s official claims and seek truth about unemployment, the economy, immigration and climate change.
Clearly, the American people can no longer trust the words of a man who is more devoted to constructing a legacy based on lies and misrepresentations than he is on divulging truth!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:13 AM