CIA shake up, top spies quit

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,138634,00.html

     
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    I'm not a big McCain fan but something tells me that he knows what he's talking about on this one because he has nothing to gain or lose by commenting on this issue.
     
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    Evidently the agency was filled with wall-to-wall knee jerk liberals. Apparently in recent years Yale has been a big recruiting ground for the CIA and many liberals joined thinking it was just one big game to play. Just about every commission that has looked into the CIA has been appalled.

    The CIA didn't like Bush very much either, as was indicated by the Plame Affair which was likely an attempted political assassination. Also permitting a current CIA analyst to publish a book about his personal political views and criticizing the President is another indication of bias against Bush. (published under the name "Anonymous," the book "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror")

    Porter Goss, the newly appointed CIA Director replacing George Tenet, is acting like a wrecking ball, the screams are getting louder, and he is being accused of driving out a whole generation of spymasters. "Spymasters? The crowd that proclaimed East Germany to be the world's seventh greatest industrial power? The people who claimed to be running scads of agents in Cuba, only to find that every one was a double? The people whose counterintelligence superstar turned out to be a Soviet agent? The organization that didn't seem to have a single reliable agent on the ground in Iraq? The geniuses who thought that Saddam was in a nonexistent bunker on the eve of the invasion of Iraq? "

    Good for Goss.

    The above is summarized from an article by Michael Ledeen on the CIA at http://www.nationalreview.com/ledeen/ledeen200411160850.asp
     
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    "Spymasters? The crowd that proclaimed East Germany to be the world's seventh greatest industrial power? The people who claimed to be running scads of agents in Cuba, only to find that every one was a double? The people whose counterintelligence superstar turned out to be a Soviet agent? The organization that didn't seem to have a single reliable agent on the ground in Iraq? The geniuses who thought that Saddam was in a nonexistent bunker on the eve of the invasion of Iraq? "

    burned.
     

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