I am not a John Brennan fan so it takes near zero effort to get behind a call by a well-respected group of national security professionals calling for the exit of Obama's CounterTerror chief. The simple reason is that we cannot have a person in this job who is unable to even articulate the name of the enemy we fight.His latest embarrassment involved a Hamas operative who has been sported about to some of our most sensitive CT facilities as part of a Muslim Outreach program. The folks behind the call for the boot are:
Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy
Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin U.S. Army (Ret.), former
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Patrick Poole, Counterterrorism Expert
Clare Lopez, former CIA Officer
“Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan must resign his post immediately,” said Mr. Gaffney, whose Center for Security Policy sponsored Team B II’s recently released report entitled, Shariah: The Threat to America. “Mr. Brennan is, at best, willfully blind to the threat posed to the homeland and national security of the United States by those who adhere to shariah. In the wake of this recent episode at the National Counterterrorism Center, in which the FBI gave a guided tour of one of our most sensitive counter-terrorism facilities to a known Hamas operative, it is clear that the cluelessness fostered by Mr. Brennan is causing an empowering of the wrong sorts of Muslims in America – and endangering the American people. As the Team B II report documents, this is not an isolated incident. Rather, it is emblematic of misbegotten and reckless policies that can only be corrected by a change in leadership at the top of the Nation’s homeland security team.”
They also just released a report called "Shariah- The Threat to America" on the worldwide enemy who has engaged us in a very Long War struggle. They have aligned themselves as a modern analogue to the Cold War era Team B which offered alternative looks and suggestions about major national security issues.
I think this effort is much needed and the light these folks are shining is vital. We are experiencing a shake up of American political culture domestically. This should also include a long hard look at America's place in the world, the threats we face and what we are going to do to change that calculus in our favor. This is a good step down that path.