Several years ago some of our collectivist "leaders" were calling for the abolition of the Central Intelligence Agency. With the recent performance of that agency, they may be on to something. Not only was the "intelligence" prior to the Iraq operation less than up to date, but we are now witnessing the total politicization of the agency.
"Well, it's pretty much all over for America. Valerie Plame, the "glamorous secret agent" who has been the linchpin of U.S. national security, "will retire next month from the CIA after 20 years tracking proliferators of weapons of mass destruction," the New York Post reports. "She remained at the CIA for the past year in order to be eligible for a full government pension." Or at least that's her cover story." <http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/58558.htm>
"Al Qaida leaders Bin Laden and al-Zarqawi haven't been found 'primarily because they don't want us to find them and they're going to great lengths to make sure we don't find them,' [CIA director Porter] Goss said in the interview broadcast Tuesday on ABC's 'Good Morning America.' "--Associated Press, Nov. 29