From the Daily Caller, Mark Steyn calls James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence what every one was thinking … “An Idiot”. During an interview on “America Live with Megyn Kelly,” Mark Steynwas not at a loss for words with regards to James Clapper. The “secular” Muslim Brotherhood … how can such an individual continue to be apart of those that advise a US President in a post 9-11 world and with the turmoil that presently exists in the Middle East? It is unacceptable to US National security. As PJ Media states … “Clapper On, Intelligence off”.
On Friday’s “America Live with Megyn Kelly,” columnist Mark Steyn had some harsh words for Clapper, not only for the intelligence failures surrounding the Egyptian turmoil, but also for his comments that the Muslim Brotherhood as a “secular” organization.
“This is the director of intelligence of the global superpower and he is going on one of the most historic days in the Middle East – he is going around the world announcing that the guy in charge of U.S. intelligence is an idiot,” Steyn said. “A few weeks ago just before Christmas, he was oblivious to the biggest terror bust of the day.”
As stated at RealClearWorld, even after clarification to Clapper’s jaw dropping comment, the reaction to such a bizarre and ill-conceived comment was beyond the pale.
Even with a near-immediate clarification release from his office, Clapper’s statement prompted derision of both the restrained and the angry variety. NBC’s Richard Engel called it a “head snap” moment. Perhaps the mildest response I could find was Jake Tapper’s comments on ABC News, stating simply: “The Muslim Brotherhood is quite obviously not a secular organization.”