Mimsy Were the Borogoves

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CIA still the ultimate authority?

Jerry Stratton, May 13, 2009

Democrats are getting angry at the CIA. I seem to remember saying something about this during the Scooter Libby trial. Back then, Democrats were pushing the talking point that the CIA knows best when it comes to CIA activities, and I wrote:

The Bush administration will be gone in a few years. The CIA will be here for a lot longer.

Sure enough, here we are a few years later, and the CIA is still with us. As Gabriel Malor writes at the Ace of Spades:

Consider the arrogance of the Democrats, who thought they could use the CIA like a punching bag, secure in the knowledge that the CIA would never dare punch back. What the Democrats failed to consider is that the CIA believes that it should be setting national intelligence policy. That makes it the natural enemy of Congress and the White House, no matter which party is in power.

Chickens. Roost. Home.

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