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White House Practically Chokes Kit Bond Over Terrorism

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | February 10, 2010 | Frazer Pugh
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Oh, man. I could be missing something. But I can’t remember a White House response to a GOP legislator as straight-up harsh as what spokesman Nick Shapiro told Greg Sargent after Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate intelligence committee, called for John Brennan to resign after his “you’re serving al-Qaeda’s interests” op-ed. Is Brennan, the White House counterterrorism chief, going back to North Jersey? Just listen to Shapiro:

“Through his pathetic attack on a counter-terrorism professional like John Brennan who has spent his lifetime protecting this country under multiple Administrations, Senator Bond sinks to new depths in his efforts to put politics over our national security.”

Usually the White House is so conciliatory! If anyone ever doubted President Obama’s confidence in Brennan, that should resolve any hesitation. Has Obama’s team responded with so little sugar coating to any other Republican on any other issue?

Frazer Pugh | I work in the investment management sector as a professional. Previously, I advised top financial services companies on balance sheet management, portfolio planning, and valuations as a consultant. I am currently pursuing a part-time MBA at Melbourne University, where I am a lecturer in accounting and hedge fund strategies, as well as a mentor/coach in a part-time equity analysis initiative. I have a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in finance, and am a Chartered Accountant. I enjoy instructing and assisting others in achieving their objectives.

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