By Ann Wright
The Senate has re-infected itself with a case of the CLAP, again bending to the pleas of James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, and President Obama’s intelligence agencies, to keep secret the number of assassin drone strikes and the number of innocent civilians killed by those drones.
In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on April 28, Clapper urged the committee to drop language about those killed in drone strikes—and the committee obediently did so.
According to a Senate staffer that I spoke with last year, Senators on the intelligence committee and many of their staffers know the numbers as they are briefed in a classified session of the committee and they can see videos of any of the drone strikes in a facility used for classified information (SCIF) at the Congress maintained by the intelligence agencies!
So much for transparency and accountability—when the Senators already know so much about results of killer drones and won’t tell the public.
This massive infection of CLAP has affected many members of our government.
A medical professional told me that the cure for this strain of CLAP is a mega-injection of truth and transparency.
Any citizens around that can administer the low-cost, but highly effective medicine?
About the Author: Ann Wright served 29 years in the US Army/Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel. She was one of three U.S. diplomats who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq.