Intelligence Problems

Today, David Brooks describes how the CIA has been insubordinate to George Bush:

“A president simply cannot allow a department or agency to go into campaign season opposition and then pay no price for it. If that happens, employees of every agency will feel free to go off and start their own little media campaigns whenever their hearts desire.”

Brooks is right–after all, Democrats have been warning about the rogue nature of the entire defense/intelligence establishment for years. Does anyone think that there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that the Republicans will do anything about it?

An aside: imagine if CIA workers took Brooks’ advice, and instead of sniping from shadows, resigned en masse on principle. That would make a statement.

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