I personally think that our government needs to start practicing straight talk. And this is across party lines, Americans deserve to hear truth, and not bull shit. You can protect programs, field operatives, and OPSEC while maintaining the truth. A simple, “the situation is complicated and we don’t have all the answers” will work. Try something different and you end up on wrong end of an American pitch fork.
It also disappoints me that we have a political system that doesn’t promote or reward taking accountability. In fact it seems to promote everything but. To have the head of the State Department wait almost a month before accepting responsibility is, what we call in the military, UNSAT (Unsatisfactory). We need to put incentives in place that reward standing up and taking immediate responsibility.
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