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02 March 2008

Memories....Part 2


Hindsight is what again?

Oversight is most often a good thing. However, misuse of that oversight by committing political sabotage is just plain absurd. Especially by self appointed pundits whose only Intelligence gathering experience is when they helped plan a panty-raid while in college.

A woman who used to work for me was the queen of the clever one liners. One that stuck with me was "If you lay with dog, you rise with flea".

In the dirty business of intelligence gathering (which is more refined and useful than mere information gathering by the way), our government's ability to know what the fleas are doing is critical. And so our government agents must lie with some dirty dogs to get a bead on the fleas.

While it would be convenient, clean and cocktail-party-discussion-worthy to get our Flea intelligence by reading the New York Times (who is one of the greatest saboteurs of government counter intelligence by the way), it just doesn't work that way.

There are people that wish to do harm to the American way of life. Their wish extends beyond President Bush, extends beyond previous presidents and extends beyond future presidents. As long as there are Americans doing what Americans do (living large, buying gas, marrying whomever/whenever, practicing religion freely, watching Jeopardy, etc.) then there will be people intending us harm. History is filled with these facts.

Politicizing or obscuring those facts for political gain helps no one. And when our sovereign soil is attacked again, innocent people from all political persuasions will be affected, regardless of who is in office and regardless of who they voted for.

Be sure to tune in for the upcoming post entitled "Can You Hear Me Now?" about America's misplaced obsession with the issue of Domestic Spying.


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2 comments:

Two Date Diva said...

Great insight! It's amazing that people don't seem to understand that there are people in the world that want to harm Americans just because we are Americans. It has nothing to do with being "ugly Americans" (a phrase which makes my blood boil). They will still try to harm us no matter the a party affiliation of the sitting president.
By the way I used to say this phrase ("If you lay with dog, you rise with flea") to my ex boyfriend all the time. He had tons of friends that were cheating on their wives and girlfriends. And then he cheated on me. Huh, perhaps I should have been repeating the mantra to myself rather than spouting it at him.

Michael M. said...

Thanks Diva....we seem to all be one America after 9/11... then we got short memories and reverted back to partisan American politics.

Birds of a feather flock together, huh? If all of his friends were louses...then I guess he wasn't far behind. What a dog.