Clapper Testimony Makes Noise
National Intelligence Director James Clapper made waves with congressional testimony yesterday, predicting that Qadaffi will prevail in Libya and identifying China and Russia as the biggest threats to U.S. security.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday that President Obama should replace General James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), after Clapper said that Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi "will prevail" eventually over the armed rebellion in his nation.
"The situation in Libya remains tenuous and the Director's comments today on Gaddafi's 'staying power' are not helpful to our national security interests," Graham said in a statement. "His comments will make the situation more difficult for those opposing Gaddafi. It also undercuts our national efforts to bring about the desired result of Libya moving from dictator to democracy."