Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Via Political Wire:
"After nearly 60 years at the pinnacle of American intelligence -- and at the elbow of Presidents -- the CIA director is no longer automatically welcome at the President’s National Security Council (NSC) meetings, Time reports. "John Negroponte, the new director of National Intelligence, has taken his chair."
What’s so scary about that? Well, it almost certainly means, based on the past actions of the Bush administration, which has shown repeatedly to favor ideology over reality, that career ideologue John Negroponte will be issuing information-gathering demands to the CIA based on policy, rather than the administration using fact-based information garnered by the CIA to dictate policy. Such ass-backwards bullshit is exactly why we’re stuck in the quagmire that is Iraq.

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