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Mike Rogers on National Security Threats: 'I’ve Never Quite Seen It This Bad'

Sep. 5, 2014

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, isn’t buying the rhetoric that climate change is our biggest challenge. He says it’s far worse. “The sheer threat matrix – I’ve never quite seen it this bad in the 10 years I’ve been on the intelligence committee,” Rogers said. “Both the volume and the number of organizations that have expressed an interest in conducting attacks on the homeland is concerning.” Worse, Barack Obama is the commander in chief. He explained, “I’m very concerned that the posture of the president has been wrong: ‘Al-Qaida is dead, we don’t have anything to worry about, I fixed the problem.’ Meanwhile, those of us on the intelligence committee saw this building, fomenting, over a period of a couple years, unabated. That has put us on a pretty dangerous road here.” We agree and are glad at least some in government see clearly. More…

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