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    National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair Resigns

    National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair has resigned, Fox News has confirmed through senior congressional sources.

    President Obama is interviewing candidates to replace Blair, according to ABC News, which first reported the story.


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    Can't say this is very surprising given the recent intelligence failures.
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    Re: National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair Resigns

    Possibly the first intelligent act he made since being appointed to that office.

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    Re: National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair Resigns

    The guy resigns over failures and the story says,
    "In a written statement, President Obama said he was "grateful" for Blair's leadership in the job."
    It reminds me of Bush after Katrina saying,
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job"
    To be fair I think Obama should resign for doing the wrong thing 93.8% of the time and lying 99.4% of the time.

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    Re: National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair Resigns

    this is a HUGE story

    blair was fired

    he was not allowed to do his job, he refused to submit to the white house, insisting on maintaining the independence his agency has enjoyed

    he's the 4th dni in 5 years

    aspects of intel are in open revolt vs the white house

    blair's resignation letter was nakedly defiant

    he praised as heroes his colleagues in intel

    he refused to mention obama, napolitano, brennan...

    he quit with "deep regret"

    he "fought for his job"

    he was once admiral of our pacific fleet

    he didn't cavil the usual spend-time-with-family alibi, nor its like

    he's clearing out his desk in a week, the white house wanted longer to transition

    he clearly lost the president's confidence

    he fought with the white house over "purse strings" and lost

    he tried to override some of the cia's appt's of top intel reps in foreign countries, the agency being a part of his purview

    but he was trumped by the top

    difi's intel cmte put out its report documenting fourteen failures concerning the handling of mutallab

    the white house had the review for a month but didn't act til 2 days after ms fi went public

    but what really axed the admiral was his testimony in senate---mutallab was mirandized after 30 minutes, dni was not consulted about this shift to civil venue, the jingle bells jihadist (mutallab) was not hig'd (brennan swore in senate the hi value interrogators weren't yet operational)

    and, probably the backbreaking straw---when mutallab was mirandized he hushed up for a month til his family flew in to talk to him and he began once more to blab, THE ADMIN THEN WENT POLITICAL AND STARTED TO LEAK TO THE WORLD THAT THE UNDERWEAR BOMBER WAS SINGING

    our anti-terror techniques are tattered

    we are leaderless

    ksm to manhattan, miranda for yemenis, death by drones for citizens overseas, gitmo closed, gitmo not closed, fort hood whitewashed, cia prosecuted...

    the white house "won" a ruling yesterday allowing them to detain at bagram without appeal

    DETENTION

    yet, the boss is unable to pronounce "radical islam," fundamentally

    it is what it is

    leaderlessness

    a "policy" all over the place

    and now, THE PREZ IS HAVING TROUBLE FINDING ANYONE WHO WILL TAKE THE JOB

    surprised?

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    Re: National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair Resigns

    Karl Rove and James Carville are apparently on a mini debate tour around the country, speaking at Madison Square Garden last night and the Chicago Theater tonight. Don't see a broadcast outlet for these. Charlie Rose is the moderator, but his PBS program ...

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