Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top Obama Intelligence Official Wasn’t Aware Of London Terror Plot

The news of a thwarted terror attack in London, that was possibly aimed at the United States, broke going on two days ago. When the news was roughly a day old, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was asked about the arrests in London…and he didn’t know about them.

From ABC News:

“First of all, London,” Sawyer said. “How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here? … Director [of National Intelligence] Clapper?”

“London?” James Clapper said, before Brennan entered the conversation explaining the arrests.

Later in the interview, Sawyer returned to the subject.

“I was a little surprised you didn’t know about London,” Sawyer told Clapper.

“Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t,” he replied.

Well, that should inspire a warm, safe feeling for Americans heading into the holidays.

If this guy isn’t even reading the publicly-available news about terror plots, is he paying attention to all the intelligence he has access to as part of his job?