Jul 11, 2007

Michael Chertoff's Fecklessness

Taking into consideration U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's educational qualifications as a lawyer, I'm more than a bit dismayed that the actual "nerve center" of our nation's homeland security seems to be located in his gut rather than his bulbous Mekon-like head. That the safety and security of millions of American citizens is incumbent wholly or in part on the intuition of Mr. Chertoff should be a chilling revelation to us all and a foreboding sign of just how "out of touch" our nation's intelligence network is.

Michael Chertoff inadvertently does however is not only allow us to have brief glimpse into how decisions related to our nation's homeland security are made, but also an insight into the nature of how our intelligence is not only gathered, but also disseminated. Chertoff's flippant remark that "our edge is technology and the vigilance of the ordinary citizen" is almost Orwellian in nature and seems to disturbingly imply that the onus for homeland security lies with the ordinary citizen instead of the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff didn't feel the need to elaborate though whether or not those "ordinary citizens" need to be legally documented or not.

More interested in placating Muslims who might feel victimized or leading a global fight for freedom for the world's oppressed, it is quite clear that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's interests lie elsewhere and not with the security of the nation, his heart just ain't in it and to continue in his post would not only be demoralizing to those whom he was to lead, but a danger to the American citizens who expect that a person in Mr. Chertoff's position would always be vigilant. The sooner Mr. Chertoff accepts the fact that he has become part of the problem instead of part of the solution and resigns, the better it will be for all of us.

And while Mr. Chertoff was busy playing politics this was posted here on 14 May 2007.

"The subject of American's fecklessness and inconsistency is now being quietly debated in diplomatic circles over here in Southeast Asia. Some of our allies are now wondering how a deeply divided America will be able to muster the courage and resolve needed to face the challenges that we collectively face ahead. Some of these countries are now starting to reevaluate their own foreign policy positions now that America's partisan politics has spilled on to the world stage.

Emboldened, our adversaries are now wondering how the situation can be manipulated in their favor, how they can effectively play one side in America against the other while they wait patiently for America to adopt an "alternative foreign policy". We can now expect to see a "lack of motivation" in our negotiations with countries such as Iran and North Korea and a dangerous shift in momentum in countries such as Pakistan.

Divided We Stand, United We Fall

1 comment:

  1. MEKON, love it !
    Has he got a little boat thingy to float around on too ?


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