In response to my post pointing out that being a closet gay is as good an explanation as any for the many holes in Obama’s past, Spartacus made an important point about putting unvetted people into the White House. It’s so good, in fact, that I’m elevating it to post status:
“We understand that the United States has developed a defense against our anti-ship missiles, but we have no details at this time. A certain Mr. Jones from your Department of Energy will be requesting an upgrade to his security clearance to access the files — please see to it that this is granted.”
There are many, many federal jobs for which one may have a sexual orientation other than the one advertised, and it is irrelevant; CINC ain’t one of ‘em. Ferreting out the pressure points and weaknesses of key individuals is Foreign Intelligence Collection 101. Who paid for Harvard Law School? What’s the story with that trip to Pakistan? And yes, for whom has he unzipped? I don’t pretend to know the answers to these questions, but they are basic questions that all competent foreign intelligence services became intensely interested in as soon as Barack became a senator.
I don’t know how many of his abominable decisions are due to explicit or implicit blackmail, but I’d be very surprised if the answer were zero. I mean, if this clown walked into an Air Force recruiting office and tried to sign up as an E-4 intel analyst whose job was to look at satellite photos of garbage dumps in the Syrian desert, the security folks would look at his (mostly blank) background and laugh themselves silly while thumping a great big “REJECTED” stamp on the application. He’s a security nightmare. But the voters, with no questions asked, bypassed all of that and handed him the keys to the kingdom anyway.
For the sake of gossip, I don’t much care which way his compass points, or who has paid his way, or any of that. But for the sake of understanding the character and verifying the integrity of our single most important employee, who holds the fate of the world in his hands, it matters, and we are right to ask a few questions.