They all Promise Change ...... but what is the Change?......
... Spell IT Out if you Can. Run Home to Mama if you Can't.
""We must never let down our guard, nor suffer another failure of imagination." Indeed."
It would be a Novel and Innovative Change to have a Better Imagination Lead, Mr President.
And it would be a Failure of Leadership to Provide anything Less, methinks. And a Failure which cannot be Afforded ...... for CyberSpace will Punish IT Relentlessly.
However, there are Pockets of Light with some knowing exactly what to do .... and some even are American .... http://www.defenselink.mil/news/2008%20National%20Defense%20Strategy.pdf
And it is heartening to also read that .... " the Director [of National Intelligence] (A) May enter into intelligence and counterintelligence arrangements and agreements with foreign governments and international organizations;
(B) Shall formulate policies concerning intelligence and counterintelligence arrangements and agreements with foreign governments and international organizations; and
(C) Shall align and synchronize intelligence and counterintelligence foreign relationships among the elements of the Intelligence Community to further United States national security, policy, and intelligence objectives; " ...... by Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities [as amended July 30, 2008.]
There are very few who would say that it was not desperately needed..... and long overdue.
And with the likes of Echelon and Carnivore and Promis, and Goodness know what else, out in the Wild, and with the Presumption that Snooping is Ubiquitous [All seeing and All Knowing] in the Digital Environment, it does sort of BetaTest Intelligence Systems to be Self-Serving and Provide themselves with the Necessary Future Assets through a HyperRadioProActive Approach to such Assets with all that they would Need, based upon Mutual Interests, which presumably would be Perfectly well known through Covert Electronic Capture. Failure in that Simply CompleXXXX Task would be .......Unfortunate and Revealing.
It is all too easy for a War on Terror to be realised as a War of Terror .... and there are no Brownie points for that Perversion, only a Deep Depression and Recession