posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 02:21 PM
Does the President himself show he understands very little about intelligence agencies? Does he demand the CIA under his watchful eye, become an
extension of the Republican National Committee?
Intelligence must report the facts, no matter how disagreeable to political questions. It is no secret Cheney went to the CIA to scan and demand
selected inteligence justifying prior policy assumptions. The war proceeded under that basis, and intelligence agencies are now the patsy? Well spell
out the word "assume," and never assume anything, otherwise you make a donkey out of you and me.
The White House under GWB is not interested in a complete overview of the facts, only half truths of whatever is preordained policy. The entanglement
is the White House determines reality, which in some sense is true, but it does not determine prior reality. The ostensible factor is not so
simple as "making yes men." It is planned blindness, maybe horse blinders, and a world view as close to reality as horse feathers. The White House
seems to think some of its authority comes from the CIA. When making policy, he relies on that authority based on its prior track record, speaking the
truth to power. Now the functions are to be reversed? Now the White House is the source of truth, and the CIA can only view in the real world
selected excerpts that reconfirm prior assumptions. Is that way of doing things, about as mad as Caligula appointing his horse Tribune?
Well you figure it out, a politicized CIA is a fragmented and incomplete CIA. While other intelligence agencies proceed with the fullest recognition
of facts, our CIA already has sand in its eyes under pain of dismissal for any notion to the contrary. Well you simply have to adjust outwardly and
keep the truth inside, waiting for higher government if ever, to return to its senses. Usually Presidential policy is cumulative and unchanged in
various facets from one term to another. Will future elections change this trend with new leaders? Government should have a basically apolitical CIA,
and in such a scenario reality comes first, not partisanship. Peter Goss promised not to politicize intelligence in his confirmation hearings. Go
[edit on 30-11-2004 by SkipShipman]