Tuesday, August 03, 2004

This is just appalling, but it's also confusing. I mean, if you think the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that a central coordinator of intelligence be appointed is a bad idea, then why not say so and have an argument on the merits? And if you think it's a good one, then why not do what they say? Why on earth would you create a position with the right name, that looks a little like what they're recommending, but with so little authority or influence that all it's going to do is muddle the flow of information?

Maybe I've just got my cranky pants on extra tight this morning, but sometimes it seems like they're trying to fuck up the country.

Update: Confirmed

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