The President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers offers this statement in response to Her Speakerness’ on-again-off-again accusation that the CIA lied:
Those CIA officers chosen to brief the Congress, and especially the intelligence committees, are very senior, experienced officers, who well know the reputation and future of the CIA, as well as their own jobs, are on the line should they be perceived as not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Such restrictions, however, do not apply to members of the Congress when they then appear before the public.
That’s gonna leave a mark.
On an unrelated note… this is our 400th post! Let’s see who manages to get #500.