Hindsight is what again?
Oversight is most often a good thing. However, misuse of that oversight by committing political sabotage is just plain absurd. Especially by self appointed pundits whose only Intelligence gathering experience is when they helped plan a panty-raid while in college.
A woman who used to work for me was the queen of the clever one liners. One that stuck with me was "If you lay with dog, you rise with flea".
In the dirty business of intelligence gathering (which is more refined and useful than mere information gathering by the way), our government's ability to know what the fleas are doing is critical. And so our government agents must lie with some dirty dogs to get a bead on the fleas.
While it would be convenient, clean and cocktail-party-discussion-worthy to get our Flea intelligence by reading the New York Times (who is one of the greatest saboteurs of government counter intelligence by the way), it just doesn't work that way.
There are people that wish to do harm to the American way of life. Their wish extends beyond President Bush, extends beyond previous presidents and extends beyond future presidents. As long as there are Americans doing what Americans do (living large, buying gas, marrying whomever/whenever, practicing religion freely, watching Jeopardy, etc.) then there will be people intending us harm. History is filled with these facts.
Politicizing or obscuring those facts for political gain helps no one. And when our sovereign soil is attacked again, innocent people from all political persuasions will be affected, regardless of who is in office and regardless of who they voted for.
Be sure to tune in for the upcoming post entitled "Can You Hear Me Now?" about America's misplaced obsession with the issue of Domestic Spying.
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