Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Crash and Burn

There's more about the shakeup at Langley today. It's a little more speculative, and looks a little deeper at the major players involved.

Now, with Goss at the helm and the independence of the agency under siege, many at Langley fear that the Bush administration won't have to worry anymore about being told anything it doesn't already believe.

Mr. President!! We're begging you - stop it! Stop making the federal government into your own supersized frat house. Remember that filing cabinet of old tests up in the unused bedroom at the Deke House? Well, they don't have one of those at the CIA. There's no cheating when it comes to national security. And people are going to die. I know it's just us Kerry voters who will be dying, but that doesn't make it right.

There was a line from an episode of Sports Night, Aaron Sorkin's other show: "If you're stupid, surround yourself with smart people. If you're smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you."

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