Most people get better as they become more experienced in their job.
The same cannot be said for the Obama administration.
After offering so much hope for change for the better, what we're actually seeing is an increasingly incompetent, chaotic administration that's spending more time on spin control that fixing problems. In fact, the amount of spin has become dizzying.
The VA scandal follows on the IRS scandal, the NSA scandals, the Fast and Furious scandals, etc., etc., etc.
By now, heads should have rolled on any and all of those, but most of those accountable still hold their jobs.
The VA scandal just keeps getting worse and worse. It isn't as if the VA has ever had the greatest reputation in the world for serving veteran needs, but deliberately ignoring them and then faking the records to earn bonuses and promotions is something else. And let's not even get into the poor job it does dealing with the mental health issues of vets or those veterans who are homeless (part of which is the fault of Congress and the administration for not making enough money available to do more than bandaid work).
But now comes another scandal -- the accidental outing of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan.
When Dick Cheney decided to expose a CIA field agent and her network, in retaliation for her husband daring to criticize the Bush administration, the end result was the loss of several agents and the dismantling of an entire network. But at least he did it deliberately. The Obama administration exposed the Afghanistan station chief out of sheer incompetence and stupidity.
It takes a while to put a station chief in place and become effective. Years of work went out the window at a time when, because of our upcoming withdrawal from that troubled land, our need for human intelligence there is actually growing.
All administrations have problems that can be criticized. But this one is giving critics a booming business for bashing. It has, at the least, and to be polite -- failed to distinguish itself in the annals of U.S. presidencies.
Only two more years....
-- Kelly Everitt