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February 10, 2011

Andrew McCarthy on Clapper: There's Willful Blindness, and Then There's Willful Stupidity (Oops ... WH retracts Clapper's Stupid Statement)

Topics: Egypt, Political News and commentaries

Andy McCarthy on the head of intelligence for the United States of America, James Clapper, explaining to Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular." has "eschewed violence," decries al-Qaeda as a "perversion of Islam," and really just wants "social ends" and "a betterment of the political order in Egypt: There's Willful Blindness, and Then There's Willful Stupidity:

This is the Muslim Brotherhood whose motto brays that the Koran is its law and jihad is its way. The MB whose Palestinian branch, the terrorist organization Hamas, was created for the specific purpose of destroying Israel -- the goal its charter says is a religious obligation. It is the organization dedicated to the establishment of Islamicized societies and, ultimately, a global caliphate. It is an organization whose leadership says al-Qaeda's emir, Osama bin Laden, is an honorable jihad warrior who was "close to Allah on high" in "resisting the occupation." The same leader who insists that "the history of freedom is written not in ink [i.e., constitutions] but in blood [i.e., jihad]."

If this is what $40 billion-plus buys you, maybe Representative Ryan can make up the rest of that $100 billion by eliminating the intelligence community.

Related: (Stunnig Naivite) DNI James Clapper: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood 'largely secular'

Update: A big oops ... Fox News reports that The Obama administration has taken the rare step of correcting its own intelligence chief for his obviously (to all but Clapper) stupid statement ... while stupidly calling Clapper "the consummate DNI."

Other coverage: Phineas calls Clapper a national clown . and points to Brian Fairchild's collection of many recent "largely secular with no overarching agenda" statements from Brotherhood leaders; Michael Ledeen's comments on the scary implications of Clapper's claptrap; and Ron Radosh's demand that Clapper be fired, now.

Posted by Richard at February 10, 2011 3:50 PM

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