Incompetence is rampant in government today. The news reveals the worst errors, such as accidentally revealing the name of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan.
How bad is this? I really don't know, but the chief will definitely need replacing; but with who? Any other operative he's been in contact with is not safe; neither are people he associated with. This probably eliminates anyone there with experience and first hand knowledge.
While this may seem to be a faux-pas by some, the final outcome could lead to deaths, compromises in our own national security and political turmoil in the country we've supposedly spent billions to help. When you add the monetary costs, the possibility of careers being over, and the loss of any covert operation, the final result may be something tremendously more destructive than just a clerical error.
None of this would have happened, if Obama hadn't decided on a photo-op in an attempt to boost his poll ratings. I personally blame him, and his administration, for making a mockery of an office that's supposed to be held by people of integrity.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.