Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, December 30, 2005

POWERLINE BLOG... a must read this!!!

The effort President Bush authorized shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, to fight al Qaeda has grown into tmorning, even before you hit the Washington Compost!
Dana Priest's Global Show-n-Tell

Today's Washington Post page-one round-up disclosing a little new and summarizing a lot of previously reported "highly classified" national security information is by Dana Priest: "Covert CIA program withstands new furor." Here are the article's opening paragraphs:

"The largest CIA covert action program since the height of the Cold War, expanding in size and ambition despite a growing outcry at home and abroad over its clandestine tactics, according to former and current intelligence officials and congressional and administration sources..."

We've previously commented at length on several elements of Priest's story. This morning we yield the floor to Bill Bennett, who has been talking about Priest's story on his "Morning in America" show:

Here we go again...but at least we have no real new disclosures here--just basically an editorial and roundup of what we already know--thanks to her and the NYTIMES. It really is an editorial masquerading as a news story: she is describing a vast CIA program (what we might call "war footing") known as GST (initials not explained) that is "compartmentalized into dozens of highly classified individual programs, details of which are known mainly to those directly involved..."

The Frog's suggestion for "the Headline That I Would Like to See" is...

Washington Post Files Bankruptcy

Peace and all good,



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