If Congress does not start investigating what the heck is going on at the CIA we are all in trouble... The article is long, I'm just posting the beginning... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/29/AR2005122901585_pf.html It seems that some within the CIA, including lawyers have the misbegotten notion that they are to make policy decisions through leaks. If they can't make policy, they will undermine it. 'Whistle blowing' to Congress, where there are any number of Senators that would love to have 'dirt' on the Administration's actions, would be only too willing to have closed door hearings. But no, that would 'out' the political nature of what is going on in the CIA, so instead the leakers are allowing the MSM, a very willing participant, to put on the front pages of the most widely read US dailies, the tools being employed to protect us all. Two years is NOT a 'burst'. It has been a steady trickle of leaks, that has been an obvious attempt to stop what some at the CIA see as a change in their jobs. One thing bureaucrats cannot abide is change, even when, maybe especially when it's for a more effective beauracracy. So they 'leak.' In 'normal times' the public wouldn't pay much attention, the press would report, Congress would challenge the administration, which would back down an the status quo would return. But these are not 'normal times' and the public is noticing and they want the programs to continue. What the heck to the leakers and MSM think is behind Bush's rising poll numbers? Certainly not being earned on the domestic front. Again, we see the implosion on the DNC/MSM connection. Problem with the above, it's not 'public protests' but rather public endorsement. Because of that endorsement, Democratic leaders bluster, then have to pull back, but thanks to Kennedy, Reid, and Pelosi the public most definately is getting the idea that if given power, these changes would end. It's not working out well for the Dems. Hoping to get the 'torture' angle out there, at least a million more times... They will keep trying to make it easier for another attack to occur, hoping that the blame is put on the administration, public safety be damned.