Porter Goss and the Politicization of National Security

I just came across a WAPO op-ed written by Porter Goss, former chairman of the of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and director of the CIA, on the politics of national security and the now infamous "torture memos." Good read which was written by somebody who was there.

Here is the beginnings of Mr. Goss's piece.

Washington Post-Since leaving my post as CIA director almost three years ago, I have remained largely silent on the public stage. I am speaking out now because I feel our government has crossed the red line between properly protecting our national security and trying to gain partisan political advantage. We can't have a secret intelligence service if we keep giving away all the secrets. Americans have to decide now. read more...
I really don't have much to say on the topic, due to abject disgust, other than what is happening in the halls of our nation's capital is painfully obvious. Our national security is being sacrificed at the altar of political opportunity to appease the rhetoricians. This will get worse before it gets better.

For some insightful commentary as well as more informative links on this topic please feel free to visit Jason over at The Western Experience.

(H/T to memeorandum)



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