Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Google Purge, Pt. 2
It is now public information that the FBI turned over to the Department of Defense "20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails" exchanged between Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, and Jill Kelley, who complained to the FBI about threats from Paula Broadwell, the other woman to General Patraeus. Gen. Allen is married, but not to Kelley.
Well, I am sure happy we have been putting our full resources behind our fighting men in Afghanistan, just as candidate Obama promised: "I will focus on training Afghan security forces and supporting an Afghan judiciary, with more resources and incentives for American officers who perform these missions." Certainly, to win we must lead by example. Well, this gives new meaning to candidate Obama's own words, "Moreover, lasting security will only come if we heed Marshall’s lesson, and help Afghans grow their economy from the bottom up."
It seems we have a new self evident truth as we see the Google Purge running its course. We have a growing information economy. As we approach the question of sequester, our policy makers must ask, "Should it be restrained?"