High ranking Pentagon officials, with top-secret clearances, don’t want to waste their precious all-access pass to track down terrorists or look for ways to cut-costs. Don’t worry, it’s not that they don’t think that protecting the free world and growing the economy is important, they just believe it’s more important to tickle heir pickle via underage peep shows they can download on government computers without detection. The child porn investigations include employees of the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, who mind you, deals with some of the most sensitive work in intelligence and defense.
The Boston Globe: The number of offenders is a small percentage of the thousands of people working for sensitive Pentagon-related agencies. But the fact that offenders include people with access to government secrets puts national security agencies “at risk of blackmail, bribery, and threats, especially since these individuals typically have access to military installations,’’ according to one report by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service from late 2009.
So let me get this straight. I can’t go through airport security, as a blond-haired, blue-eyed, unassuming twenty-something, without feeling violated in one way or another, at the sake of National Security; yet John-Boy down in Arlington can kick back at his desk downloading naked pictures of eight-year old Suzy, and feel gratified with his big check and a good days “work.”
Maybe waterboarding isn’t such a bad thing; if we just reversed the roles.