By Porter J. Goss Saturday, April 25, 2009

Since leaving my post as CIA director almost three years ago, I have remained largely silent on the public stage. I am speaking out now because I feel our government has crossed the red line between properly protecting our national security and trying to gain partisan political advantage. We can't have a secret intelligence service if we keep giving away all the secrets. Americans have to decide now.

A disturbing epidemic of amnesia seems to be plaguing my former colleagues on Capitol Hill. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the committees charged with overseeing our nation's intelligence services had no higher priority than stopping al-Qaeda.... while I was chairman of the House intelligence committee, senior members of Congress were briefed on the CIA's "High Value Terrorist Program," including the development of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and what those techniques were...

Today, I am slack-jawed to read that members claim to have not understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed....

I fear that in the years to come this refrain will be heard again: once a threat -- or God forbid, another successful attack -- captures our attention and sends the pendulum swinging back. There is only one person who can shut down this dangerous show: President Obama.

Unfortunately, much of the damage to our capabilities has already been done. It is certainly not trust that is fostered when intelligence officers are told one day "I have your back" only to learn a day later that a knife is being held to it. After the events of this week, morale at the CIA has been shaken to its foundation.

"Three Letter Word - Jobs, J-O-B-S"

I know, I know, this is Barackisms, but when Hair Plugs Biden is as glaringly stupid as this, it's time to share:

"Three letter word"

Incidentally, Biden recently released his 2008 tax return, and it demonstrates how stingy and greedy Democrats are. Hair Plugs had an adjusted gross income of $269,256. He donated $1,885 to charity last year. This is the "compassion" (ha, ha, ha) liberals are always claiming for themselves. Note below how Barack Obama gave a similar, even lower amount, in 2001, as did the Clintons and the Gores before they were told by their handlers to boost it up for public consumption.

"I mean you've got the first sort of main stream African American, who's articulate and bright and and and clean...." - Joe Biden, January 31, 2007, describing Obama in what would be considered extremely racist and prejudicial, were it uttered by a Republican.


What we need . . . is a smart transportation system equal to the needs of the 21st century,” Obama said in an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. - April 16, 2009

$13,000,000,000 just for starters. Public subsidies of $20 to $30 per passenger for almost every rail system in America aren't enough. Obama wants to really explode the public coffers.