Pobody’s nerfect, we all know that.
Each and every one of us has had our fair share of fuck ups, failures, and faux pas. Lucky for us, when we forget to forward an email, 3,000 people aren’t liable to die.
The U.S. intelligence community certainly was involved in some very memorable screwups they’d no doubt like back. 9/11 and Iraq WMDs, for sure, and I bet there have been plenty more unpublicized mistakes that we’ve never heard about.
But have their oversights been so great that they are beyond redeemable?
According to Donald Trump, on an interview with Fox & Friends, yes, yes they are.
(It starts at the 7:48 mark of the video below)
If you want to delightfully take his quote out of context, the interviewer says “Do you trust intelligence?” to which Trump replies “Not so much.” I mean, that’s just great on its own, but he continues.
“Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. Look what’s happened over the last ten years, look what’s happened over the years. It’s been catastrophic. I won’t use some of the people that are sort of the standards. I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions.”
He goes on to say that he has great people that’ll he’ll use in lieu of the U.S. intelligence community.
Cool. Ivanka maybe.
Trump today received his first classified briefing from the intelligence community, and brought along his transition chief, Chris Christie, as well as his advisor on national security, General Michael Flynn, because he said he wasn’t sure he could trust what he was being told.
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[Via The Hill]