Kenneth Bae (L) reunites with his family at U.S. Air Force Joint Base Lewis-McChord
in Fort Lewis, Washington November 8, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID RYDER
From Denny: Finally, President Obama decided to be more discreet in his negotiations for and retrieval of U. S. hostages without the need to dance a celebration on his enemy's head. It's important to refrain from those celebration dances as all it does is enrage and encourage yet another hostage situation.
As both a Marine and Air Force veteran with 50 years experience in the intelligence community (IC) DNI James Clapper was the perfect choice for the job. Why? Because a White House official or a State Department official would have been perceived as talking heads for President Obama.
Besides, it's been tradition for decades that the more talented - and those possessing integrity engendering trust - have worked international negotiations in an unofficial diplomatic role that then easily paves the way for the State Department to gain the glory. It's when the IC is at its best instead of relentless needless spying. Developing relationships with people on a global scale is the way to create Peace, not endless spying that doesn't yield much useful information to help resolve issues...
The perfect holiday message: "may you have a happy, merry holiday season."
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