posted on Jul, 21 2006 @ 07:44 PM
Through many political debates, a strange sort of "two sided" hypocracy seems to exist. In this case, about the U.S. intelligence community, the
C.I.A., N.S.A., etc. are all being verbally abused when they tout their successful, post 9/11 record. Thank God! Of course, if a successful terror
attack should occur, heaven forbid, the very same intelligence community will be condemned and blasted for their failure and inefficiency.
They can't win for losing. Granted, these agencies have a tough job. Even without the Muslim extremists, they have had their hands full dealing
with a variety of threats to the U.S. but come on......surely these brave men and women can be applauded for their efforts?
When an agent gets "outed", as recently occured, the pundits are all over the fact that a capable female agent has had her efforts negated through
the revelation of her identity. But it is a support for the agency that only seems to exist because it tarnishes the Bush adminsitration. Otherwise,
the very same people, it would seem, that have such great concerns for the "agency" are the first to condemn it as being inefficient and
Can't we just congratulate these folks in the intelligence community for the hard work that they have done and offer them our support for a
continuation of their fine work? Why must everything always become a bi-partisan -- liberal vs conservative, Republican vs Democrat -- issue?
Isn't there ever a time to "rally around the flag" and simply accept that there are men and women serving their country -- in and out of uniform --
who deserve our support ?