Monday, January 11, 2010

Another view

One reader took issue with my description of the Obama approach to national security as "politically correct." (See "How to lose a war," below.)
Well, this is what John Lehman, secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration and a member of the 9/11 Commission, recently told National Review Online:
"“President Obama continues to totally ignore one of the important thrusts of our 9/11 recommendations, which is that you have to approach counterterrorism as a multiagency intelligence issue, and not as a law-enforcement issue. He’s made a lot of commission’s members angry for dismissing our report and ignoring key recommendations.” He said Obama has taken a “lawyer-like, politically-correct approach” to national security issues like terrorist watchlists and no-fly lists. “You got to blame the president for enforcing the politically-correct and legalistic policies that led to these failures.”

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