Hey, kids, it’s time for another episode of Fun with the Obamas! Watch the antics as a gang of hardcore Leftist ideologues get the chance to apply their crazy theories in the real world — and then scramble for cover as the roof caves in on them! In tonight’s episode, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson repeats the party line that The Chief used to such great effect during his 2012 presidential reelection run — that al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. Johnson may have felt it necessary to affirm this after none other than James “Clueless” Clapper, the Director of National “Intelligence” who famously said a few years ago that the Muslim Brotherhood was “largely secular,” went off the reservation and affirmed the grim reality, that al Qaeda is growing, advancing, and more confident than ever — thanks largely to the pro-Islamic supremacist policies that the lovable gang of Leftists in the White House has indefatigably pursued for over five years now.
When even a man as spectacularly out of touch as Clueless Clapper can no longer affirm the party line, reality is getting just a bit too close to breaking through the Administration’s fog of deceit and fantasy-based policymaking. But Johnson is trying to keep the smoke as thick as ever. Zany, madcap, and loony as ever, this show is wildly beloved by the bread-and-circuses masses, and has three more years to run.
“Is al Qaeda on the ‘Path to Defeat?’ Clapper, ‘No’; DHS Chief, ‘Yes,’” by Penny Starr for CNS News, February 12 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
(CNSNews.com) – In less than one week, top officials in the Obama administration have contradicted one another about the threat al Qaeda poses to the United States today.
On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center is Washington, D.C., where he credited President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for putting the terrorist group “on the path to defeat.”
“Through our government’s counterterrorism efforts in both the Bush and Obama administrations, we have put al Qaeda’s core leadership on the path to defeat,” Johnson said.
On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said, “No,” when asked by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing if al Qaeda was “on the path to defeat.”
“No, it is morphing and franchising itself, not only here, but in other areas of the world,” Clapper said.
Johnson noted that al Qaeda has “evolved,” adding that the federal government must keep the threat at bay.
“But the threat has evolved,” Johnson said. “Since about 2009, we saw the rise of al Qaeda affiliates, such as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has made repeated efforts to export terrorism to our homeland.
“Our government, working with others, must continually deny these affiliates a safe haven, a place to hide, train and from which to launch terrorist attacks,” he added.
At the Senate hearing, Inhofe said, “I keep hearing these things that different people in the administration is talking about al Qaeda is on the run, on the path to defeat.
“If you look at this chart up here, it depicts that al Qaeda and its allies have a presence and are now operating, and to me it’s just the opposite of that,” Inhofe added.
“Yes or no each one of you, is al Qaeda on the run and on the path to defeat?” Inhofe asked, referring to the second witness, Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
“No, it is morphing and franchising itself, not only here but in other areas of the world,” Clapper said.