February 20, 2006

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Politicizing intelligence?: An ex-CIA analyst claims the Bush team politicized intelligence, but his explanation suggests the CIA did so, too (Patrick Chisholm, 2/21/06, csmonitor.com)

In a much-touted article in Foreign Affairs, Paul R. Pillar, former CIA national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia, argues that the Bush administration politicized intelligence. But in the effort to prove his point, he wittingly or unwittingly makes a stronger case of politicization by the intelligence community itself.

Breathes there a soul so naive as to think the Intelligence community isn't an entirely political creature?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 20, 2006 5:59 PM
Comments

Mr. Judd;

Yes, because "political" in thie context means "helping Republicans politically". Adjusting results to suit the Modern American Left is "speaking truth to power".

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 20, 2006 7:17 PM

The state department is out of whack since some Americans started saying that maybe Islam is not really a religion of peace. Submission, peace..what's the difference? OJ? How do you look in striped pants?

Posted by: Tom C.,Stamford,Ct. at February 20, 2006 11:28 PM

Tom:

Ever notice that when you speak about Islam you sound exactly like Dawkins and Dennett and company speaking about Christianity?

Posted by: oj at February 21, 2006 7:34 AM
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