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Monday, May 08, 2006

National Review's Editors say the "CIA has run amok," & give chilling examples of renegade anti-Bush leftist subversions & deliberate leaks to MSM....

The Editors of nationalreview have given us a *****Five Star, must read editorial today about the leftist-ideology-driven political operatives within the CIA who have deliberately undermined the President for whom they are supposed to work. The have leaked like a sieve--to the leftist mainstream media---The New York Times and The Washington Post.

I was reminded of a book I once stayed up all night reading---"The 'R' Document." It was a chilling book about a plot by the CIA to take over the government. While the leftists within the current CIA are not trying to literally take over the government, they have tried to subvert the President's control of the agency---and the President's control over foreign policy. And they have given vital top-secret classified information to the enemy and to partisan political opponents of the Administration, by way of the media.

In effect, they have set up an opposition political party offense within the CIA, designed to undermine and defeat President Bush, his administration and the Iraq War. Their subversive political actions have endangered covert operations, covert operatives, and the operations and cooperation of allied governments.

This editorial, "CIA Run Amok," is one you will, for sure, want to read in its entirety.

Here are some highlights of what has been taking place, including a number of breath-taking anti-Bush subversions by operatives within the CIA that demonstrate why they cannot be allowed to continue---and why the impression that the renegade leftists within have pulled off a coup, won their covert policy war, and defeated their being purged from the CIA ranks cannot be allowed to stand:

"The reasons for Porter Goss’s abrupt departure as CIA director are shrouded in mystery. But its effect is not.... The White House must act quickly to correct the impression that the renegades have won.

The CIA is supposed to work for the president. It was created in 1948 to be the president’s civilian, non-partisan, non-policy intelligence arm. Its job is to provide an accurate picture of facts and trends so that decision makers can formulate good policy....

During the Bush presidency, however, the agency has not been content with subtly pushing its own agenda while underperforming its nominal mission. It has run amok. In fact, it worked assiduously—though unsuccessfully—to depose the administration in the 2004 election, and since then has continued brazenly undermining Bush’s foreign policy....

....the CIA has been in blame-shifting mode since 2001. Amazingly, it authorized the head of its most important counterterrorism group, the unit responsible for targeting al Qaeda, to write a book attacking the Iraq war and the Bush administration’s foreign policy. That analyst later acknowledged publicly that “as long as the book was being used to bash the president, [the CIA] gave me carte blanche to talk to the media....”

By then, of course, the agency’s not-so-covert operations against the Iraq war were in full swing.... ....this clique has been silent about damaging leaks by agency operatives who have outed themselves to serve the higher cause of attacking Bush....

....the CIA used its funding clout to underwrite Bush’s opponents. From 2001 through 2004, the agency’s Counterterrorism Center provided more than $15 million for various studies led by former Clinton officials.... and Bush critics.... the Counterterrorism Center had not funded any research by organizations supportive of the administration’s foreign policy.

Most damaging of all, however, has been the CIA’s incorrigible leaking. Again and again, it has demonstrated that it is more dedicated to harming the Bush administration’s war effort than to protecting its own secret activities....

The Editors go on to further describe examples of damaging leaks by the leftist insurgency within the CIA.... to the usual MSM suspects---The Times and The WaPo.

Particularly disturbing is that, "On the eve of a critical congressional vote on Patriot Act renewal, the New York Times sensationally broke a story it had been sitting on for a year: According to intelligence-community sources (which almost certainly included CIA officials), the NSA had, since 9/11, been intercepting international communications between suspected al Qaeda terrorists and persons stationed inside the United States.

Aside from delaying the Patriot Act’s extension for months, the NSA leak has taught the enemy about our methods and submerged a vital program—an effort to create an early-warning system to avoid another 9/11—in a sea of legal controversy....

Porter Goss.... tenure was marked by non-stop turmoil and bickering, as he moved to root out the insurgents and they fought back with a vengeance....

It is crucial that the administration and Hayden make clear from day one that, while Goss is gone, the CIA purge is far from over. Those who are using the agency to undermine the war effort must be rooted out, no matter who is in charge...."

The leftist CIA leakers and the leftist mainstream-media who published the leaked, top-secret classified intelligence information should now be held accountable---morally, ethically and legally.

Those traitors within the CIA damaged our intelligence community and national security just as traitors like Aldrich Ames did. They also damaged our foreign policy. The difference is they gave vital top-secret classified information publicly and directly to the enemy and the entire world, by way of journalists and their published exposes that were, in turn, parroted and expounded endlessly by the broadcast media. What more could the terrorists ask for?

To attribute what they have done to mere partisan politics and policy disputes and allow their subversion to continue in any form or degree, is to give them a pass for their espionage and put the final nail in the coffin of the CIA as a clandestine service---at the same time we are in World War III against extremist terrorism. Hard to get more serious than that.

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