The Senate has re-infected itself with a case of the CLAP, again bending to
the pleas of James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, and President
Obama's intelligence agencies, to keep secret the number of assassin drone
strikes and the number of innocent civilians killed by those
In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on April 28, Clapper urged the
committee to drop language about those killed in drone strikes -- and the committee
obediently did so.
According to a Senate staffer that I spoke with last year, Senators on the
intelligence committee and many of their staffers know the numbers as they are
briefed in a classified session of the committee and they can see videos of any
of the drone strikes in a facility used for classified information (SCIF) at the
Congress maintained by the intelligence agencies!
So much for transparency and accountability -- when the Senators already know
so much about results of killer drones and won't tell the
This massive infection of CLAP has affected many members of our
A medical professional told me that the cure for this strain of CLAP is a
mega-injection of truth and transparency.
Any citizens around who can administer this low-cost, but highly effective, medicine?
Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...