August 24, 2006

Election-year war anyone?

An interesting little article about dot-connecting versus analysis.

Dammit, why can't they all just be on the same team? Fire the eggheads!

Bonus: can you spot the White House leak on classified national security matters?


Blogger ballgame said...

Unsurprisingly, not word one about how much intel was lost with the outing of Valerie Plame. To quote Juan Cole:

First of all, former CIA professional Larry Johnson and Jim Marcinkowski point out that the Republicans have a lot of damn gall. It was high members of this Republican administration who leaked to the Iranians and the whole world the name of Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA operative who spent her professional career combatting the proliferation of WMD and was, at the time she was betrayed by Traitor Rove and his merry band, working on Iran. Had it not been for these Republican figures, none of whom has yet been punished in any way for endangering US national security, we might know more about Iran.

"A lot of damn gall" … that's a bit of an understatement.

8/27/2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger biwah said...

On classified leaks, I don't think anyone has particularly clean hands. It seems like each side has expressed their share of righteous indignation, with precious little of it seeming to be driven by genuine concerns for our common success in the world.

I talso think the public senses this. Stories about leaks seem not to have legs, no matter how hard the talking heads and politicians try.

8/28/2006 9:01 PM  

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