Remember Michael Hayden? In 2008 Bush's minister of terror believed torture is merely a "legal term." He advocated for torture as an effective means of interrogation, except he was squeamish whenever it came time for the specific techniques to be revealed. Before arriving at the CIA, Hayden was director of the National Security Agency. In that position, he misled Congress about Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program. Hayden was also one of the members of the ultra-Cheney-esque foreign policy team assembled by Willard Romney in 2012.
The videotaped beheading of American Journalist James Foley by ISIS extremist maniacs has obviously outraged the civilized world. Hayden actually supports some of the policy decisions of the Obama Administration, but of course, he is pushing for a more active assault from the air, then on the ground. The Mosul Dam and the Baiji Oil Refinery are critical landmarks to keep out of the hands of the group labeled too extreme for Al Qaeda. Unsatisfied with Hayden's assessment, the Fox and Friends mouthpiece, Steve Doocy, was looking for the condemnation of the Obama Administration. Let's face it, they are always the cause of any problems in the world.
Doocy begins by sarcastically saying, 'we'd expect there would be some sort of a statement' from the White House. He is astounded that after President Obama is briefed on the beheading "on Air Force One in Martha's Vineyard," he goes right back to his family vacation. Meanwhile, Doocy notes that Conservative lapdog, UK Prime Minister Cameron has the decency to cut his holiday short in light of the "emergency" in the strategic watchdog countries which must guard copious reserves of fossil fuels. Doocy asks Hayden, "is it time for him to come back to Washington?" Hayden dodges the question and says the president just needs to give the American people "straight talk." He repeats the notion that it is going to take a long-term commitment with another long-term, active campaign. War weariness be damned, no matter what the perceived problem is at this time, Hayden feels compelled to duplicate the strategy of the Bush Administration and if President Obama chooses any other course, he is not being a "leader."
Just to make sure the viewers can continue to watch with mouths agape, at about five minutes into the interview, Hayden accuses President Obama of not being transparent with Congress. There are some rumors floating around that Congress is erroneously agreeing with the President that their own acquiescence is frivolous and unnecessary. The Ex-CIA chief seems to forget the years of lying, destroying evidence and operating an illegal spying agency. We should have no confidence in President Obama because he is a "cheerleader" for war weariness and can't possibly act appropriately. Never trust that Black President because he is "soft" on terror. It sure is funny how the name Osama Bin Laden never comes up anymore.