23 Apr 2006

Delusional

One more reason why you should be glad the pilot and not the river rat occupies the White House (from ABC This Week): Sen. Kerry: … Here’s my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no

Read More
22 Apr 2006

McCarthyism

Welcome Captain’s Quarters readers: Another kind of CIA-related “outing” took place late yesterday: Mary McCarthy was identified as at least one of Dana Priest’s sources in the CIA “secret prisons” article. That would be the story that earned Ms. Priest a Pulitzer Prize. I wrote yesterday that it remains to

Read More
21 Apr 2006

Eyes on the Prize (Update)

Among the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes this year were Dana Priest, Eric Lichtblau and James Risen; reporters whose most recent claim to fame is that they revealed the existence of highly classified and very sensitive intelligence programs to a miraculously un-indignant public and a very grateful cadre of terrorists.

Read More
21 Apr 2006

Moving at the Speed of Government

R.N. triggers a flashback: You’ll be happy to know that the new wing is completed. Still has that aircraft carrier feel on the outside (Jacoby’s Naval influence?) but inside is a debacle. Speaking of which, the city is going to start working on 295 shortly. The base is taking advantage

Read More
20 Apr 2006

Not the best use of resources

The next generation reaches out: Someone you used to work with told me about you and your site and suggested I get your advice. I have a computer science degree from [a selective university]. I thought working for the agency would be more exciting and rewarding than just cranking out

Read More
20 Apr 2006

Serious Time

Latest Daily Standard article is up.

Read More
20 Apr 2006

Not Serious XI

From the new and improved CT Blog: Please tell me this can’t be true. I know it is, but maybe if we all wish hard enough . . . mmmmmmmm . . . nope, not working.

Read More
20 Apr 2006

HLS: Serious?

Federal immigration authorities rounded up more than 1,000 illegal immigrants at dozens of sites and charged nine individuals of the firm that employed them, federal law enforcement officials announced.

Read More
19 Apr 2006

Still Kicking

Do you really want a guy arrested for this to be signing books at an elementary school? All sniping aside, I don’t see him weighing in on the archives issue. You’d think he’d have something to say, after all, there is just as much chance that they prove his case

Read More
19 Apr 2006

Eliot, making waves

President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence from open sources such as Internet blogs and foreign newspapers than they previously did, senior intelligence officials said. The new Open Source Center (OSC) at CIA headquarters recently stepped up data collection and analysis based on bloggers worldwide and is developing

Read More