Thursday, July 9, 2009

Just a quickie: today's N.Y. Times reports:

In a statement Wednesday night, a C.I.A. spokesman, George Little, noted that the agency “took the initiative to notify the oversight committees” about the past failures. He said the agency and Mr. Panetta “believe it is vital to keep the Congress fully and currently informed.”

I see: we should give a pat on the back to the C.I.A. for volunteering the information that they had lied repeatedly to Congress since 2001 (see the rest of the story in the Times). This is beginning to make Nancy Pelosi's claims of being misinformed seem quite credible. Of course the Republicans, who called these claims "an unwarranted attack on the integrity of counterterrorism officers", wanted to have Pelosi investigated. Now, presumably, they should investigate anyone who believes the C.I.A.'s own claims that it lied. To follow their logic a bit further, they must now consider the agency's "initiative" a similar attack (on the agency itself), and refuse to believe it.

Ah, "What a twisted web we weave..."

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