Today James Clapper the Director of National Intelligence once again exposed his shiny red nose and floppy shoes to the whole world with this remark.
Politico: In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera…..In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”
The Brotherhood uses the slogan, “Islam is the answer,” and generally advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles. The movement has as a broad goal unifying what it perceives as Muslim lands, from Spain to Indonesia, as a “caliphate.”
Clapper is beating a quick retreat from that bit of foolishness and has issued a "clarifying" statement:
"To clarify Director Clapper’s point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation," a spokesman for Clapper, Jamie Smith, said Thursday afternoon. "He is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization."
This isn't the first time Clapper's clown shoes made a slapping noise on the floor. Remember when he was completely clueless about the London terror attacks?
How is it possible that this administration can have the most incompetent people in the most sensitive positions? Eric Holder - clown, Janet Napolitano - clown and the Director of National Intelligence - clown (or is that Director of National Ignorance?). God help us!
Video h/t: Hot Air