Do the leaders of the intelligence community expect Americans to have faith in their explanations concerning national security issues? Mike Roger, Dianne Feinstein and Michael McCaul seem to think so.
In a Jan. 19 Reuters article, Mike Rogers, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said, "I believe there's a reason Snowden ended up in the hands -- the loving arms -- of an FSB (formerly the KGB) agent in Moscow."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on "Meet the Press" that Snowden "may well have" had help from Russia.
On the ABC program, "This Week," U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said, "I personally believe that Mr. Snowden was cultivated by a foreign power to do what he did."
It seems to me that innuendoes and beliefs from our security leaders have no place in explaining their positions concerning security matters to the press and, in turn, to the American people.
Americans are entitled to facts, not beliefs and innuendoes from their security leaders. If similar answers were given by a CEO of a private company, he or she would have been given walking papers.
Fortunately, young men and women, by virtue of their integrity, maturity and intelligence, has made NSA the most powerful and the most-envied intelligence agency on the planet.
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