georgeob1, speakin' of nimh, wrote:
... Now if he only wasn't a wacko, Kerry-loving liberal .....
No biggie ...fortunately, he can't vote in our elections
We can all breath some relief with the possibility of Kerry saving the day.I donot believe the Bush administration could straten the ruckuss they have caused.Only a new president can save what might be a real mistake on our part.
The only way to straighten out THIS mess- and the messes yet to come- is to expose the role(s) played by the various Intelligence Agencies (foreign and domestic) for the past 50 years.
These ROGUE Agencies have finagled a sweet deal where their machinations are covert, and KEPT covert.
They answer to NO-one, except other insiders.
The foxes have full run of the henhouse.
Their FUNDING is covert, their Operations are covert, their agendas are secret, their missions are kept hidden from the people they supposedly "serve".
For 50 years, members of these internal factions have exploited the situation(s) for their own personal benefit... we jail small-potatoes Martha Stewart for using "Insider information", but the nation's biggest contingent of "Insiders" gets away scot-free.
Go ahead, TRY to tell me that these insiders don't invest with the advantages of "Inside" information about funding for Weapons Programs and such... do your best to convince me that they don't get the jump on other investors with the information they receive AND exchange.
These factions must be exposed, reined in and/or drummed out. We must tighten up the loose ends that they exploit, and remove the blankets of Secrecy that facilitate their economic advantages.
For a start, all "former" and "retired" Agency Operatives who now have lucrative and influential positions in Gummint and/or the Corporate world must be exposed to the light. The way things are and have been, gummint has allowed them to play both ends against the middle for FAR too long... at the expense of the PUBLIC.
(How else do they manage to "retire" from agencies after less than 20 years, with top salaries of around $50 K p/yr., yet manage to retire to million-dollar homes in "Gated" enclaves on Sanibel Island, Palm Springs, et al. ?)
Spies are spies... "our" spies and "their" spies have more in common with each other than with the citizens who pay their salaries.
"Faullty Intelligence" got us into Iraq... it's time we rooted out the "fault" and held the "faulty" accountable.
Magus, Your plan will never work; attention span too short for long, complicated, explanations. Simple things are impossible. What makes you think your plan has any chance of survival?
Who was it that trained bin Laden?
Who incites revolutions and foments insurrection to destabilize other nations?
Who misinformed and disinformed Congress to get them to authorize Executive action re: Iraq?
We've got a rogue Agency whose only mission is to serve itself and its own little community of insiders... and any benefits that accrue to the nation that supports it is purely incidental.
Let's face it... They wave flags as they pick our pockets, and we're expected to cheer.
OO-rah for the gangsters and thugs!
It's up to congress and the president to clean up the intelligence agencies. I doubt that's even on their radar screen after all that's happened in the past several years. Look at how much the 9-11 commission accomplished thus far. It ain't that urgent for our government.
No argument there from me!