Negroponte as Dir. of National Intelligence

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  1. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Ok, first we have the man who provided the legal basis for undermining our commitment to the Geneva convention as Attorney General, next we got a women of demonstrated incompetence who alienated our allies with outright lies in the run up to the Iraqi invasion as Secretary of State, and now we get the man behind the secret wars in Central America, complete with the training of death squads, as our first Director of National Intelligence. You've got to hand it to Bush; at least he is consistent.

    NYT
     
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    Except when it's a NOC married to a diplomat who defies the administration.
     
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    I think you need to breakout your newspeak decoder ring. When he says "intelligence is our front line of defense" what he is actually saying is "loyalty to me is our front line of defense." Actual intelligence, in any sense of the old meaning of the word, has never been of use to this administration.
     
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    There's another pattern here:

    Former secretary of state: Of African Lineage.

    Current secretary of state: Of African Lineage.

    Mr. Negroponte: Sounds like he's of African Lineage to the rednecks in charge.

    I will now await flaming.
     
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    Yes, mac, Honduran Battalion 316 to be exact. Oh, yeah, and Negroponte's complicity in their atrocities. There is a reason the Bushies keep using him - he is very competent in running secret dirty wars. Sounds like his experience will be handy for his new post. Let's see -- Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela -- where does one begin?

    Peterkro, sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
     
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    Thinking about that name a little more....

    If it's a Latin root it sounds quite ominous:

    Negro: Dark/Black

    Pont(iff): Father/Lord

    Negro+Ponte= Lord of Darkness??!!

    I'm shooting from the hip here but it's still creepy as all hell. :eek:
     

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