posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 02:07 PM
CIA memo urging spies to support Bush provokes furore
Julian Borger in Washington
Thursday November 18, 2004
The new US director of central intelligence, Porter Goss, told CIA staff this week their job was "to support the Bush administration and its
policies in our work", stirring a new controversy over the future of the agency.
Not that the 9/11 Commission was anything more than a two party arse coverage affair, but it does seem odd that our Spook Apperratus is made to be as
blindly partisan as possible before any of those 9/11 Commission recommendation are enforced by the White House. It's been stated by this White House
that they wanted the 9/11 recommendations implemented, Jayzus knows they've gotten everything they ever wanted by via single party rule....so how's
this a priority? The SS - nizing of th eCIA!?
What our CIA expert on Bil Laden had to say , after being silenced & finally resigning:
Michael Scheuer, a former head of the CIA's "Bin Laden station", who denounced the Iraq war, said: "I've never experienced this much anxiety
"The administration doesn't seem to be able to come to grips with the reality that it was a stupid thing to do to invade Iraq... If it goes too far
like this into the political realm our fortunes overseas are going to be hurt."
Here's what he's talking about:
Mr Goss, a Bush appointee, is seeking to use the CIA's counterintelligence department to weed out leakers to the press, a controversial move
that has triggered resignations by senior staff who argued it was an inappropriate use of the agency's mole hunters. Mr Goss and a team of advisers,
whom he brought from the House of Representatives where he was a Republican congressman, have also targeted CIA analysts, many of whom dissented from
the administration's prewar certainty that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaida links.
The directorate's chief, Jami Miscik, is rumoured to be the next on the Goss hitlist.
According to one intelligence source, the "president's daily brief", which the CIA delivers each morning, has already been "watered down" with
the removal of controversial analysis about the counter-insurgency in Iraq or the "global war on terror".