Itchy wrote:A TS clearance doesn't mean much unless you have a ten page list of caveats after it.
Dude, then save my tax dollars from worthless shit like a single
meaningless TS clearance. While we're cutting the fat stop searching for weapons of mass destruction that don't exist or justifing some other war while floating checks my grandkids will have to cash just to kick the shit out of every dictator, serve our holier than thou national interests, or express our belief that we know what's right and wrong better than anyone else in this world, and rationalize that its the US's place to make it right even if we have to expend all the resourses and credit we thought
we had. I can't imagine why everyone else in the world doesn't appreciate us for all we do for the little people. As for the bums without jobs right now, surely they understand that the best way to show terrorists that we're not terrified is to spend trillions of dollars trying to kill them... the terrorist that is.
Hey man I'm probably wrong about TS clearances. TS clearance might be a dime a dozen cost wise to manage so please forget the TS due deligence cost point. I'd even donate a dollar for 120 TS clearances at that rate IF I can have one to hang on my office wall beside the picture of my wife and college diploma and be like the chick that tried to parley her daughter's death for some stupid SWAG. 850,000 top secret clearances isn't overkill, naw...just a drop in the bucket compared to the thousands that have died and the $10 billion a month for the war in Iraq for example. Mr. President, at least have the balls to call it for what it is, that you're okay mortgaging our country to the hilt for a little more oil. But no worries, a TS clearance doesn't cost a thing unless there's caveats after it like they have oil. Afterall we're spending our money fighting bigger problems like stopping those that practice genocide or the spread of malaria or aids or whatever, right?
There's always been wackjobs out there since Cain took out Able. Now with 6 billion plus folks on this drop of water in the Universe there are natuarally a few more wackjobs. Let's not try to kill all the misquitos with expensive hand grenades... even though grenades do the job very well and very few speak up to object when we're lobing them around protecting the world's oil supply, Mr. Halliburton.