Intel Chief Dennis Blair Out?
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm
ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that Dennis Blair, the embattled director of national intelligence, is getting fired tomorrow. I could give you the rundown of all of Blair’s bureaucratic woes, but Jake really has them all covered. It’s not clear as yet whether this is a response to either Faisal Shahzad or the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s scathing criticisms of the intelligence community’s performance on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Assuming the report pans out — and I doubt it wouldn’t — it’s telling that President Obama will have fired an intelligence chief after several low-grade attempted terrorist attacks failed but President Bush didn’t fire his after a major domestic terrorist attack succeeded.
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