At the end of the day, all we can criticize is the decision-making process itself when it's dominated by ideologues rigidly wedded to only their preferred way of doing things. The judgment characteristics of our leader is all that we have the opportunity of voting on. After that, it's up to them and they should be criticized when they make mistakes. We have to trust they're making the best decision they can at the time even if it turns out badly in hindsight.
#28 | POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2016-11-26 08:37 AM | FLAG: BULL$#!+
It would be nice if the clowns were attracted to one who's attention span surpassed that of a gnat.
From the " One Percent Doctrine"
The alarming August 6, 2001, memo from the CIA to the President -- "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" -- has been widely noted in the past few years.
But, also in August, CIA analysts flew to Crawford to personally brief the President -- to intrude on his vacation with face-to-face alerts.
The analytical arm of CIA was in a kind of panic mode at this point. Other intelligence services, including those from the Arab world, were sounding an alarm. The arrows were all in the red. They didn't know the place or time of an attack, but something was coming. The President needed to know.
He's not much of a reader, this President, and never has been, despite White House efforts to trumpet which serious books he is reading at various times. ... But he's a very good listener and an extremely visual listener. He sizes people up swiftly and aptly, watches them carefully, and trusts his eyes.
The trap, of course, is that while these tactile, visceral markers can be crucial -- especially in terms of handling the posturing of top officials -- they sometimes are not. The thing to focus on, at certain moments, is what someone says, not who is saying it, or how they're saying it.
And, at an eyeball-to-eyeball intelligence briefing during this urgent summer, George W. Bush seems to have made the wrong choice.
He looked hard at the panicked CIA briefer.
"All right," he said. "You've covered your ass, now."
The clownbrigade is all over Clinton for email servers... whereas in the end nothing happened and this person whose behavior is absolutely unacceptable was put into office to clean that up.
You people can all go to hell.