Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Congressman Ron Paul on Military "Intelligence"

Noting the "estimated 854,000 people hold[ing] top-secret security clearances," calculates that to be "about 11,000 intelligence workers per al Qaeda member in Afghanistan" — On the Bloated Intelligence Bureaucracy. "This also begs the question – if close to 1 million people are authorized to know top secrets, how closely guarded are these secrets?"

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Anonymous Kevin J Jones said...

Is Paul being disingenuous?

Just because people are authorized to know doesn't mean they know. Defense contractors and engineers on military projects have such clearance, I'm sure, but know little about Afghanistan.

5:34 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Good point.

With all the good reasons to reduce the size of the excessive federal government, why give a dumb argument?

Especially since, unlike his fellow congressmen, that's not what he's paid to do.

6:39 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Perhaps it's neither disingenuousness nor a dumb argument, but hyperbole, which Our Lord used.

7:34 PM  

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