Thursday, May 26, 2005

Herbert E. Meyer on The New Intelligence Bureaucracy

The American Thinker: A talent for intelligence

Here's the example Meyer gives to demonstrate the colossal boondoggle Congress and President Bush have created for our intelligence service:

If your objective were to place a beacon atop a mountain, would you:

A: Get a beacon and place it atop the mountain, or
B: Get a beacon, suspend it in mid-air near the mountain using poles, wires and helicopters, then shove the mountain under the beacon?
If you chose Option A, you should consider a career in the private sector, where common sense often is rewarded. If you chose Option B – your future lies in Washington. For this is precisely the approach the Bush administration and Congress have taken to fix our country’s broken intelligence service and get it back into action. And no, I am not exaggerating.

He nails this. From the start of all of the commissions and investigations you knew that whatever was going to come out of Congress messing with these agencies would only bog them down further and throw more dollars into a black hole producing nothing. Do you feel safer or more confident in our Nation's Intelligence capabilities?

If you've never read Meyer's "Open Letter To Europe" go here.
Bio Info: Herbert E. Meyer served during the Reagan Administration asSpecial Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council. His DVD on The Siege of Western Civilization is a nationwide best-seller.

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