I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.
The price of leadership is criticism.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.