Then, slowly, he unDresden'd her with his eyes. pic.twitter.com/PrCzH47JfM
— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 12, 2014
No, that’s not him on the screen, but The Hill says it was Edward Snowden’s would-be nemesis:
… Hayden was director of the CIA and the NSA under President George W. Bush…
The general cautioned that air power alone might not be enough to defeat the al Qaeda offshoot.
“We need to be wary of a strategy that puts emphasis on air power and air power alone,” he said.
“The sooner we take the fight into Syria against [ISIS], the better off we’ll be,” he added.
Asked about the remarks on Friday, State Department deputy spokesman Marie Harf said Hayden is “well aware” of the tools that the U.S. has to take down terrorists.
“General Hayden, all joking aside, knows very well the counterterrorism tools that we have at our disposal from when he was CIA director — some of which we obviously don’t utilize any more, as we’ve been clear, but some of which are tools we still have at our disposal, including, of course, direct action. So he is well aware of how you take the fight directly to terrorists.”
Harf reiterated that the the United States won’t be using American ground troops to fight ISIS…
My emphasis, because I have a sharp ear for the unspoken. Also bleakly entertaining, from a commentor at NYMag: “And like casual sex, someone probably overpaid for it.”
Apart from waiting for the end of the world (just like every night!), what’s on the agenda for the start of the weekend?