. . . Friday May 21, 2004

Central Intelligence Agitation

Hey, does it seem interesting to anyone else that the CIA has been the source on several stories that seem to reflect negatively on Rumsfeld, the Pentagon and the administration? Think maybe they’re tired of being scapegoated by the Pentagon and then fed to the lions by their Bush-cozy boss?

Ever wonder who was getting ready to be the fall-guys in the Abu Graib fiasco?

Think the infighting we’re seeing and the off-balance moves coming from Camp Rove could be the result of some timely poking and prodding by those uniquely qualified to do so?

Think the administration within the administration is starting to find out they’re not necessarily above having to level with the American people?

Think about this. Do you really believe that the Bush WMD claims were all made due to bad intel from the CIA? Doesn’t that ignore all of the other evidence to the contrary?

Remember, only one CIA official was calling the WMD issue a slam dunk (and it is amazing, when you think about it, that he still holds the top spot at the agency, no?).

Consider the pace with which we’ve heard about the Chalabi spying allegations (with the CIA as a source), more prison scandals being unearthed, and the Sy Hersh piece in the New Yorker which included the line:

“A senior C.I.A. official, in confirming the details of this account last week, said that the operation stemmed from Rumsfeld’s long-standing desire to wrest control of America’s clandestine and paramilitary operations from the C.I.A.”

Think maybe someone decided to wrest control back?

CIA pops up here. Crack in the administration. They pop up there. Another crack. Here a crack, there a crack.

Who else could’ve made the untouchables so touchable so fast?

Just a thought.

Reminder. This is bigger than you think.

Concentration is important!