There are people bitching about the intelligence failure that led to that Nigerian guy setting his lap on fire on a Transatlantic flight to Detroit. Then there are people bitching about the fact that Obama is saying our perfectly good Intelligence network is flawed.
It’s not hard, people. Before the invasion of Afghanistan, military intel was a mess. They didn’t share, they didn’t communicate and they didn’t report. After 8 years of insanity, the military finally has their shit in line. However, the CIA – who was top of their game pre-9/11 – have gone the other way. With infusions of previous administrations, they’ve turned into a non-sharing, non-reporting group.
So its not your military intel who has failed, but your semi-privatized civilian intel groups. Obama has the right to review and clean these people out.