Flynn is going to have to prove to the country his statements are indeed fact. There won't be anymore "Cheney Faux Campaigns" to raise the fear in the people of the USA to facilitate war.
The Democratic leadership should develop STANDARDS to measure the accuracy of intelligence in the agencies. The very disruption by Comey needs to be addressed in a way that is adhered by the USA intelligence community. The USA President has the capacity to protect the country for 90 days while the Congress receives facts to determine the status of war.
The Congress cannot be deer in the headlights when these events occur. The Congress should set STANDARDS for intelligence that leads the country into assumptions war can be carried out.
The Presidency has become too powerful and now through OCO funds can carry out war indefinitely without the benefit of the War Powers Act. The Executive Branch is out of control. The Republican Congress has stepped aside in deciding the status of war of the USA. It is precedent now. That is dangerous and should never be tolerated or allowed by looking the other way. The reason the US Congress has stepped aside by funding war with OCO is because they could become unpopular and risk the next election that it might run through their fingers.
The Democratic leadership with their caucuses should set the STANDARD for the quality of intelligence. "W" and Cheney intimidated the CIA in order for the intelligence community to come into compliance with their demand for reasons to enter war in the Middle East. The INTIMIDATION came in the way of September 11, 2001.
November 13, 2015
By Chris Whipple
...By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, (click here) then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing [as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack]. Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10. The critical meeting that took place that day was first reported by Bob Woodward in 2006. Tenet also wrote about it in general terms in his 2007 memoir At the Center of the Storm....
The damn bastards in the "W" administration stated, "Who would ever think terrorists would be flying jumbo jets?"
In May 2001. MAY. 2001. The CIA counterterrorism center reported, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.”
So the lies still live today that 'who would expect terrorists to fly jets?'
AND MORE LIES FOLLOWED TO TERRIFY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN TO BELIEVING THEIR PRESIDENT AND HIS HENCHMEN WERE INNOCENT OF COMPLETE AND ABSOLUTE NEGLIGENCE.
Iraq followed and was the enormous lie that the USA ever carried out. Iraq. The implosion of stability and the world is still paying for the USA lark into the country of Iraq. The void of power still exists today.
We now have another uncertain Executive Branch. An Executive Branch of extremists, questionable moral content and absolutely no sincere experience in protecting the USA.
Flynn is an extremist and panders to fear in his demeanor and character. He is incompetent to bring meaningful information to the intelligence community. The Democratic leadership needs to set STANDARDS of intelligence that can be respected. The STANDARDS have to be over and above the level it is now because the level that exists now can be exploited for faux threats, ie: Comey.
The Democratic leadership has to establish fool proof intelligence STANDARDS that can be a plank in the platform that will end faux threats that have previously instilled fear into the American people.
The War Powers Act have to be tightened up as well.
Rather than tolerating the side step of Congress, there should be a termination date on OCO funds when it is funding missions beyond 90 days. Those OCO funds should be terminated and absorbed into the Medicare program.