It’s been an interesting week in news about the Administration. I can’t help but notice that most of it features former administration players.
Mike Brown is ripping DHS – claiming the preoccupation with terror made their failure in disaster response almost a certainty.
Scooter Libby announced that he was ordered to share declassified information with reporters. It’s just not clear if it was declassified first.
George Deutsch offered an explanation for silencing a scientist on global warming issues.
Paul Pillar, a former CIA counterterrorism official that served the Bush Administration, claims, “official intelligence was not relied on in making even the most significant national security decisions [about Iraq], that intelligence was misused publicly to justify decisions already made, that damaging ill will developed between [Bush] policymakers and intelligence officers, and that the intelligence community’s own work was politicized.”
The last time I recall seeing this many former employees throwing their ex-boss under the bus was the first week of December 2001.