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Ted Rall: On NSA Chief’s Tricked-Out Lair as Star Trek Bridge (cartoon)

News is out that, on the taxpayer’s dime, NSA chief Keith Alexander tricked out his control center to look like a Star Trek ship bridge. Ted Rall comments.

aNewDomain.net — You paid for it. News is out that former NSA Spy Chief Keith Alexander tricked out his lair to look like the bridge of a Star Trek starship. He called it the Intelligence Dominance Center. He gave tours. You paid for it. My original cartoon for aNewDomain.net is below. Here’s Dvorak’s take on it.

Based in Boston, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+ stream here. Ted’s upcoming book After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan is due out in 2014.

Intelligence Dominance

As it turns out, NSA chief Keith Alexander is a big “Star Trek” geek – and used taxpaper funds to indulge his fantasies of flying off on a five-year mission. Which naturally brings up the question of alternative universes.

Based in Boston, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+ stream here. Ted’s upcoming book After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan is due out in 2014.

About the author

Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Ted Rall is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, writer and occasional war correspondent best known for his coverage of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. A Pulitzer finalist and twice the winner of the RFK Journalism Award, Ted is the author of 17 books including "Revenge of the Latchkey Kids," about Gen Xers, "To Afghanistan and Back," the noted comix journalism work, and, most recently, "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). He is working on a biography of Edward Snowden.

  • http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/mhenriday/ M Henri Day

    If only people like Mr Alexander – and his bosses (that is, if the tail isn’t wagging the dog here) – could be induced to depart for a parallel universe !…

    Henri