Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gov. Nixon: Don't Judge MIAC on A Few Lines

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Gov. Jay Nixon said he hoped that a special committee looking into the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) would not base its evaluation of the intelligence program on a "few sentences" in a single report.
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Nixon made the comments during a economic development bill signing at the Chamber of Commerce in Springfield Wednesday, in response to a question from KY3 Photojournalist "Country" Tom Schultheis.

"I only hope that the legislators that are looking into it, look at it from the beginning of the process to the end of the process and not focus on just a couple of statements that are in there," Nixon said, referring to the "Modern Militia" report that leaked to the public in February. "I'm hopeful that the legislature, in their review . . . will be thoughtful, calm and apolitical," he added.

Called the "sharing of intelligence," a vital part of law enforcement.

"It's my hope that another branch of government doesn't attempt to baffle or lessen the clear safety that can come from legitimate intelligence analysis," the Governor concluded.

3 comments:

BlueCalico said...

I wonder how Nixon would feel if the report named "Missouri Governors" as possible domestic terrorists?

I bet he'd feel a whole lot differently about those few lines.

Catherine Bleish said...

All I have to say is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uArKdoyjdi8

William Wison said...

I sent Nixon a letter asking him why MIAC could violate profiling laws under the disguise of intelligence gathering, and why a patriotic citizen was thrown out of his office for trying to talk to him. One of his lackeys sent me a form letter telling me how glad the Gov. was to hear from me. Nixon is just part of the establishment and could care less what the people who elected him think. We all need to remember that at election time!