Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday, and the next day he told the House Select Committee on Intelligence that doing so "felt pretty good....I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that." Why? Is Mrs. Clapper opposed to intelligence policies based on politically correct fantasies and willful ignorance?
Nothing epitomizes more perfectly the Obama Administration's consistent refusal to come to grips with the reality of the global jihad than Clapper's embarrassing tenure as Director of National Intelligence.
One incident that took place in December 2010, four months after Clapper took office, epitomized his abject incompetence. British authorities arrested twelve jihadists who had been planning to set off bombs in a variety of locations; that same day, Clapper appeared on Diane Sawyer's ABC show, on which Sawyer said to him that she expected he must be very busy with the London arrests. Clapper looked confused, and admitted that he had no idea what she was talking about. Arrests? A terror plot?