You have to hand it to the New Left. They cannot even directly admit when they lie under oath. No, they have to call it being “untruthful” as if that somehow mitigates the fact that they lied. To the New Left, truth can be stated in degrees, apparently. Case in point is James Clapper, the National Intelligence Director under the Obama administration. This guy is the point man for national and domestic security. He has given testimony before Congressional panels and essentially stated that no one’s privacy was intentionally violated, though it might have been accidentally violated.
That was before revelations by Eric Snowden, NSA whistleblower. Since Snowden’s claims have come to the fore, Clapper has had to backtrack, but has done it in an interesting way. Rather than simply admit, “I lied,” Clapper said he has been untruthful, but even the way he said that makes him appear as though it wasn’t really his fault. Clapper “has now admitted he gave the ‘least untruthful’ answer to a direct question in March about the extent of surveillance on US citizens. The admission sets up a critical test of Clapper’s relationship with the congressional committees that oversee him – committees the Obama administration is relying on for its defense of the surveillance efforts.”
Wow, so in the end, Clapper states that his answer was the “least untruthful.” The least untruthful. That doesn’t even make sense? How can something be the least untruthful? It’s a double negative, isn’t it, which makes it a positive? Shouldn’t it be the least TRUTHFUL? Not for James Clapper. It’s the least UNtruthful. Thanks for saying what you mean, Jimmy. But maybe he did say what he meant…
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