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Step off, old man!
Wednesday, 17 November 2004
Bush the Infallible
The word is out amongst the intelligence agencies, "Don't dare come up with intelligence that is contrary to what the President thinks."

And your new Secretary of State is Condi Rice, who didn't think the memo entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike inside US" was a warning.

Great. It's been said on numerous occasions that Bush values loyalty above everything else. When you're the closest thing we've ever had to a tinhorn dictator, what that means is: no dissent will be tolerated.

In the final analysis, the Administration is saying to the American public: the President's political security is more important than national security.

From today's NY Times:

Porter J. Goss, the new intelligence chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to "support the administration and its policies in our work,'' a copy of an internal memorandum shows.

"As agency employees we do not identify with, support or champion opposition to the administration or its policies," Mr. Goss said in the memorandum, which was circulated late on Monday. He said in the document that he was seeking "to clarify beyond doubt the rules of the road."

Posted by brettdavey at 9:31 AM EST
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