While there have been calls for James Clapper, president Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, to resign because of his admitted lies to Congress, Obama continues to defend him, only saying that Clapper should have been ‘more careful’ in his testimony to Congress, i.e., it’s ok if he lies but he should be more careful to not get caught. Of course, liars have to stand together since Obama has also been complicit in these lies.
Meanwhile, the other liar Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, is stepping down. In his final appearance before a congressional committee before he leaves, he says that the agency could accept being restricted to collecting only calls related to terrorist communications instead of all calls as they do now. While this is a shift from his previous position, I do not trust him because the national security administration is notorious for twisting words so that they can do what they deny doing. He is probably just trying to improve his awful image at the last minute.
Alexander will be replaced by Michael Rogers, a vice-admiral in the navy. He was recommended for the post by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel who said that Rogers has “extraordinary and unique qualifications”, which we can take to mean that he is good liar, since that seems to be the key requirement for the job.