Friday, October 03, 2003


I think I was a little naive in my letter to J concerning the "war" between the White House and the CIA:

CIA officers are career people, and there is a lot of pride in their work. They are not political appointees, advancing certain ideology.

Of course they are advancing ideology. Unfortunately, the CIA and the Executive Branch have come to be fed from the same river: distortion for the sake of success in advancing their beliefs, only, the CIA is the "victim" this time. There is no room for honesty, for the most part, in any branch of government, as long as there is perceived ideological territory to be lost and protected.