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Sunday, May 31, 2009

National Security, Obama, and Hamburgers

As Commander in Chief, and the person in charge of our nation's security, it is of the utmost importance that the President of the United States be fully aware of what all of the intelligence agencies duties are, and the current projects they are working on - or he should at least know they exist.

Remember when President Obama spent oodles and oodles of taxpayer money so that he could go out and have a hamburger with Biden at a local burger joint? The media loved it, proclaiming that it was an example of how this president wanted to be close to the American People. All I know is that, in the sense of all the money involved to keep these men safe so that they could go out for that burger, it better have been a damn good hamburger - because that was one expensive hamburger as far as the taxpayer is concerned.

At the time of the story, my first thought was: Doesn't the White House Chef know how to make a good burger?

Now, and of course the mainstream media didn't report this, we are learning that it turned out to be a good thing President Obama went out for that hamburger. Otherwise, he may never have known about the existence of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

"Uh," said Obama, "so, explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial . . . "

"We work with, uh, satellite imagery," said the fellow burger patron.

Whew, good thing Barry went out for that burger, or he may not have ever known about one of the valuable tools at his fingertips he may need in the intricate and complex duty of keeping this nation safe.

Maybe he didn't read the Oval Office manual, or fell asleep during those national security meetings. After all, the messiah always has an excuse that pleases the press, so it couldn't possibly be his fault.

He has more excuses than . . . well, he can wiggle out of just about anything.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

In which the president discovers an American intelligence agency at Five Guys - Politico, Ben Smith

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