I think he believed his own explanations, even if many did not. So many military saw the UFO phenomena as a real waste of military time, and Quintanilla outlined this was his conviction as well in his report, UFO's an Air Force Dilemma, in it he goes on o say:
THE AIR FORCE UFO REGULATION
It’s quite apparent that the Pentagon bought the proposal, and the UFO program continued under the auspices of the Air Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC). It amazes me, but it doesn’t surprise me, that some people just don’t like to rock the boat. Back when the program started, there was a valid reason for studying UFO’s within an intelligence agency. At the beginning, there was sincere concern that maybe a foreign power was penetrating our air space with a new and superior weapons system designed as a disc or saucer. SIGN, GRUDGE, THE SCIENTIFIC PANEL, and SPECIAL REPORT NUMBER 14, all concluded that the intelligence community’s basic concern was not valid. The Soviets were not penetrating our air space with a new aerodynamic configuration; hell, they were just as confused about the UFO phenomena as we were. I’m sure they were looking to us for a solution to this problem. It should have been apparent to many people then, that the UFO program didn’t belong in intelligence channels
It sounds more like he was just annoyed that taxpayer money was being "wasted" (In his opinion) on what he saw as a non military project. I think he was a nothing to hide fellow, he did not hide that he felt the entire thing was a waste of time. One has to wonder how such men were selected for these positions?
Edited by psyche101, 19 June 2012 - 12:01 AM.