In New Job, Spymaster Draws Bipartisan Criticism - New York Times

WASHINGTON, April 19 — The top Republican and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee have disagreed publicly about many things, but on one issue they have recently come together. Both are disquieted by the first-year performance of John D. Negroponte, the director of national intelligence.

******* John Negroponte -- From 1981 to 1985 Negroponte was the U.S. ambassador to Honduras. Armed them to the teeth, increasing military aid from $4 million a year to $77+ million a year. And the death squads ran free all that time.

While most believe he gave them a wink and a nod, Ronnie the Great and his Pals being terrified of Communistas, others just say sarcastically: "During those 4 years, he was the ONLY MAN in Latin America who DIDN'T know about the death squads. "

Phillips Exeter and Yale ... life-long Busha Nostra.

The fear expressed by the two lawmakers, Representatives Peter Hoekstra, Republican of Michigan, and Jane Harman, Democrat of California, is that Mr. Negroponte, the nation's overseer of spy agencies, is creating just another blanket of bureaucracy, muffling rather than clarifying the dangers lurking in the world.

***************** That's the fear "EXPRESSED." The fear contained is that, as President 41's Luca Brasi*, he's doing the same for Prez 43 -- finding out who's been naughty (i.e., not agreeing with the Shit-Flinging Primate in the White House) and who's been nice (the bend-over ranks of Washington DC journalists, for example.)

He's an enforcer, not a manager.


* In Godfather I, Michael tells Kay about the Hollywood connection:

"So the next day, my father went to see him; only this time with Luca Brasi. An' within an hour, he signed a release, for a certified check for $1000. [Kay: "How'd he do that?"] My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse. [Kay: "What was that?"] Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my family, Kay, it's not me."


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