Another top-ranking member of the Bush White House has left in disgust – this time to work for John Kerry. The first to quit was former head of the President’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives John DiLulio, who told Esquire that in the Bush administration: ” in domestic policy, there has been almost no meaningful consideration of any real issues.” Here’s what former intelligence official Rand Beers is saying:
“The administration wasn’t matching its deeds to its words in the war on terrorism. They’re making us less secure, not more secure,” said Rand Beers, who until now has remained largely silent about leaving his National Security Council job as special assistant to the president for combating terrorism. “As an insider, I saw the things that weren’t being done. And the longer I sat and watched, the more concerned I became, until I got up and walked out.”

“Counterterrorism is like a team sport. The game is deadly. There has to be offense and defense,” Beers said. “The Bush administration is primarily offense, and not into teamwork.”

Nevertheless, Beers will say that the administration is “underestimating the enemy.” It has failed to address the root causes of terror, he said. “The difficult, long-term issues both at home and abroad have been avoided, neglected or shortchanged and generally underfunded.”

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Author: Rob