Dear brushed-stainless steel repository of technical sophistication:
As a recently-retired Federal law enforcement professional who worked GWOT issues during my tenure I can't come up with a better example of the attitude that so severely restricts our initiative and freedom of thought and action as the illustrious Ms. Lamb. If you saw her obfuscate IRT any questions from the Congressional panel, you're getting an encapsulated view of what those of us who try fight our country's war against Islamic extremism have to put up with, especially when it comes to getting something urgent pushed through the system FAST. She and Amb. Kennedy are examples of the career civil servants/supervisors (NOT leaders) who forget their sole reason for existence is to support the field operatives who are charged by their government with ensuring basic human survival of those in harm's way. Many Federal law enforcement agencies are rife with their type.They are in the system to perpetuate the system, rather than try to do something with it. Thank God I'm retired! It's frightening to recognize your very existence could depend on the actions of such brain-dead individuals.
GorT has worked alongside both the Island Dweller type of federal employees and the others he describes. Some days are a challenge.