Saturday, January 05, 2008

Romney Can't Be Trusted with National Security

Left: J. Cofer Black, Romney's pick for top adviser on national security, who has been discredited in the 9/11 Commission Report.

In today's Boston Herald, Deroy Murdock reports this bombshell.

Red alert on a Romney adviser
J. Cofer Black is Mitt Romney’s chief weapon against Islamo-fascism. The former CIA official chairs Romney’s Counterterrorism Policy Advisory Group.
However, the 9/11 Commission, the Congressional Joint Inquiry on 9/11 and the CIA’s inspector general all condemn Black for dropping the ball before Sept. 11, 2001. Thus, Black’s spot in Romney’s brain trust raises grave doubts about the Bay Stater’s national-security judgment.
At CNN/YouTube’s Nov. 28 debate, Romney said that when pondering terrorist interrogation, “I get that advice from Cofer Black, who is a person who was responsible for counterterrorism in the CIA for some 35 years.” Actually, this is false. Black served the CIA for 28 years and directed its Counterterrorist Center (CTC) for less than three - from June 1999 to May 2002.
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