Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the movie “The Report” on Sunday after watching it, coming to the defense of the good people at the CIA and pointing out, “the bad guys are not our intelligence warriors. The bad guys are the terrorists.”
He tweeted: “I watched ‘The Report.’ Fiction. To be clear: the bad guys are not our intelligence warriors. The bad guys are the terrorists. To my former colleagues and all of the patriots at [the CIA] who have kept us safe since 9/11: America supports you, defends you and has your back. So do I.”
I watched “The Report.” Fiction. To be clear: the bad guys are not our intelligence warriors. The bad guys are the terrorists. To my former colleagues and all of the patriots at @CIA who have kept us safe since 9/11: America supports you, defends you and has your back. So do I.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 27, 2019
Pompeo was CIA Director under President Trump from January 2017 to April 2018 when he took the reins of the State Department.
Crucifying the spooks who work in the classified .gov shadows has long been big business for Hollywood. The secrets that make our intelligence networks effective also prevent a clear defense of the truth when leftists create blockbuster fiction.
Still, when a high-budget film is made, half the country takes it as gospel.
In “The Report,” starring Adam Driver and Annette Benning, a tale is told about the investigation leading to the Senate Intelligence Committee CIA torture report that was released in 2014. Driver portrays investigator Daniel Jones in the movie which is currently streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video.
Watch a trailer here:
“The Report” trailer
The whole CIA torture controversy centered on tactics used after 9/11 to collect information from captured terror masterminds about potential follow-up threats. “Enhanced interrogation techniques,” aka waterboarding, were used during the Bush administration and was publicly revealed by Democrats during the Obama administration presumably to score political points.
Many believe that the information gleaned from those interrogations actually led to the capture of top Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama Bin Laden, and the subsequent demise of the terror organization.
At the time the torture report was about to be released, Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein, who ordered its public release, said: “We have to get this report out.” She claimed that the techniques undermined “societal and constitutional values that we are very proud of. Anybody who reads this is going to never let this happen again.”
Of course, Pompeo’s defense of the CIA and “intelligence warriors” of all stripes have ignited progressives on social media to respond in ugly fashion as they try to tie the past to the present …
Your entire tenure is marked by throwing actual public servants under the bus for not helping Rudy do crimes. But a bunch of retired war criminals who made it impossible to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed you’ll go to bat for. Got it.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) December 28, 2019
Never ONCE have you contradicted the Liar-in-Chief as he slanders and smears the hard work and reputation of the people who keep us safe.
You are a sycophantic coward and a DISGRACE. You should resign. #ResignPompeo
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 28, 2019
I appreciate twitter is where nuance goes to die, but a former Dir CIA and its current SecState using language of “intelligence warriors” and “good guys/bad guys” to trivialize what this program actually was and how it operated is truly dreadful. https://t.co/ljujYgZ3Tx
— Pwn All The Things (@pwnallthethings) December 28, 2019
Still waiting on Pompeo to have the back of the “intelligence warrior” whistleblower, whom Trump continues to attack (and tried to out just yesterday on Twitter) https://t.co/i8Prkb2Hn1
— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) December 28, 2019
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