Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

November 5, 2013

Who knows everything? Nobody, that's who!

Dear Editor:

All the foofaraw currently going on in much of the world about “spying” is really a full load of nonsense.

You could fertilize your garden with it. All countries spy on each other--always have and always will. This calls to mind the American OSS/CIA, the Russian KGB, the German Abwehr and so forth.

The reason the present “outrage” has reached such heights is the general and pervasive ignorance of the citizenry and the wish to place the blame on our president. The fact is that the president has only limited knowledge of what goes on in the vast underworld of espionage.

That applies to every president and every world leader throughout history, certainly not just the current U.S. president.

It is no accident that presidents do not possess detailed knowledge of our spying activities. It’s called “plausible deniability.” Simply put, it means that when the stuff hits the fan publicly, the president can truthfully say, “I didn’t know anything about that.”

The boobs who are howling after Obama’s scalp in the matter have no concept of the size and magnitude of our federal government. They do not have the mental capacity to understand the layer upon layer of agencies and bureaucracies that exist in our good old U.S.A.

While presidents (all presidents) are given a daily “briefing” on world and domestic affairs, they are given only what the bureaucrats decide they need to know.

It is a fact that the world is full of really dumb people and we surely have our share of them in the United States. These folks, who have never had a deep thought in their lives, react savagely to television sound bites, brainless postings on “social media,” and other questionable sources. While we’re at it, let’s not forget Fox News, where slanted reporting is a way of life.

The U.S. government is an enormous entity. No one person could possibly know of all its workings.

Neither can any president.

Best regards,

Norman D. Voiles

Rushville

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