Friday, October 23, 2009

Who's got the ego?

Bush, January 2007:
We stopped an Al Qaida plot to fly a hijacked airplane into the tallest building on the West Coast. We broke up a Southeast Asian terrorist cell grooming operatives for attacks inside the United States. We uncovered an Al Qaida cell developing anthrax to be used in attacks against America. And, just last August, British authorities uncovered a plot to blow up passenger planes bound for America over the Atlantic Ocean.*

For each life saved, we owe a debt of gratitude to the brave public servants who devote their lives to finding the terrorists and stopping them.
Then this happened yesterday:
In his continuing effort to thank the law enforcement personnel who stopped alleged terrorist plotter Najibullah Zazi, President Obama on Thursday called the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Denver and spoke to FBI Special Agent in Charge Jim Davis and about thirty of his fellow JTTF members.

Davis tells ABC News the call from the president was a huge boost to morale for agents still working the case.

"I've been doing this for 25 years and I'm not aware of any time the president has ever called the special agent in charge of a field office to communicate his thanks for an investigative effort," Davis said.

* (Of course these claims weren't true.)

2 Comments:

Blogger jameswbales said...

"I've been doing this for 25 years and I'm not aware of any time the president has ever called the special agent in charge of a field office to communicate his thanks for an investigative effort," Davis said."

I have a friend who works with a major consulting firm, helping clients find high-level candidates for high-level executive positions. My friend points out that leadership is doing the things that can motivate and influence large numbers of people for extended periods of time.

Obama's phone call is a beautiful example of such leadership. The effort was small, and it required little of his time. However, that FBI team will be talking about the phone call for months, and other such teams will be working harder to see if they can get a phone call, too.

Best,
Jim

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