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February 10, 2011

James "Droolcup" Clapper's Flack: When He Said The Muslim Brotherhood Was Secular, Which It's Not, He Really Meant It's "Secular in Orientation," Which It's Also Not

A clarification that fails to clarify.

I give it a B+.

Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence later said in a statement to ABC News: “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 – he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.”

Your government dollars at work: thinking of exciting new ways to avoid saying "I was wrong."

That's a good one. Next time I get into a screaming match with someone, I'll clarify to make the ugliness go away. I'll say "I didn't mean to say you were Satan's Asshole. I only meant to say you are Satan's asshole in orientation."

Completely different.

Thanks to DrewM.



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