John Bolton: Clapper’s Right, Obama’s Wrong on Terror Threat


boltonNational Intelligence Director James Clapper is right about the current terror threat to the United States – and probably is even understating it, says former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

In congressional testimony Wednesday, Clapper said he can’t say the threat is any less today than it was in 2001, the year of the 9/11 attacks.

“Now we are facing a much more dispersed threat,” Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“This is a stunning statement by James Clapper. You can’t underline it enough,” Bolton said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File.”

President Barack Obama said during his 2012 re-election campaign that al-Qaida is on the run and noted that its head, Osama bin Laden, is dead.

“Clapper’s right. The president’s wrong,” Bolton said. “This is a repudiation of the entire Obama administration political narrative these last several years by his own director of national intelligence.”

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