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Dennis Blair's resignation letter

By Ed O'Keefe

It's rare that an embattled boss sends a goodbye note to the rank and file, so here's a nice example from outgoing National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, sent Thursday evening:

It is with deep regret that I informed the President today that I will step down as Director of National Intelligence effective Friday, May 28th.
I have had no greater honor or pleasure than to lead the remarkably talented and patriotic men and women of the Intelligence Community.
Every day, you have worked tirelessly to provide intelligence support for two wars and to prevent an attack on our homeland.
You are true heroes, just like the members of the Armed Forces, firefighters, and police whose job it is to keep our nation safe.
Your work over the past 16 months has made the Intelligence Community more integrated, agile, and representative of American values. Keep it up – I will be cheering for you.
-- Dennis C. Blair

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 21, 2010; 10:41 AM ET
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The pointed mention of "members of the Armed Forces, firefighters and police..."

...could that be a reference to a very controversial multi-agency "fusion center" program of covert, police-supported, community-based vigilantism; microwave/radio frequency irradiation; surveillance and ideologically-driven censorship of "dissidents," undesirables and other "targeted individuals" -- a program that critics and its victims term an American Gestapo?

And could it be that Blair's advocacy of such a legally and morally suspect regimen could have been the motivating force behind his ouster?

These articles by a veteran journalist may have come to the attention of some White House personnel:
OR re: "U.S. Censors Net Political Speech of 'Targeted' Americans"

Posted by: scrivener50 | May 21, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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