Friday, May 05, 2006

Porter Goss Out As CIA Chief

Internecine causes suspected.

An internet acquaintance of mine is ex-CIA, and loathes Bush. He laments that all the intelligence sources so carefully assembled in the past had been spent and burned by Bush, in the WOT. But it seemed to me--speaking with the benefit of ignorance of the inner workings of the CIA--that the intelligence agency was just stamp collecting by the time 9/11 came along. That the whole point was not to gather intel for the sake of gathering it, but to use it.* Porter Goss thought so, too; and tried to overhaul the agency. He failed, and who knows what it's going to do to the war effort now.

*(Scroll down to the last two paragraphs.)

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