Friday, September 10, 2010

"The Enemy Is Defined Not By Any Religion, But By Their Actions': CIA Director Panetta

Barack Obama and CIA director Leon Panetta at the CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Photograph: Ron Sachs/Rex Features

Panetta: Enemy Not Defined "By Any Religion, But By Their Actions" -- Politico

CIA Director Leon Panetta told Agency employees in a 9/11 memorial message Friday that in America's fight against Al Qaeda, the country should not forget its values of tolerance, equality and fairness.

"It is our values, not blood or background, that ultimately define America and Americans," Panetta told Agency employees. "We are united by our shared belief in liberty, equality, tolerance, fairness, and better lives for our children. By these lights, we know who the enemy is, and why we fight them."

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My Comment: This is the annual 9/11 message from the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, to his employees .... and he gives a doozy. In short .... he is saying that we cannot define the enemy by his religion. An interesting opinion, since the enemy that he talks about defines their actions by their religion.


Mark said...

... and our enemy defines us by our religion, or absence of.

War News Updates Editor said...

So true Mark, so true.

Anonymous said...

9/11 was an inside job wall to wall