Feb 11, 2011

Clueless Intel chief retreats from Muslim Brotherhood secular claim

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (pictured) is backing away from comments he made Thursday calling Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."

A spokesman for Mr. Clapper quickly tried to explain away the gaff.

In these dangerous times a mistake of this magnitude by the National Intelligence Director can't be explained away.

In actual fact the Muslim Brotherhood uses the slogan, "Islam is the answer," and generally advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles.