Robert Conquest's Third Law of Politics is "The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies." How else to explain the CIA in the Plame leak exchange. Here, some excerpts from Steve Hayward:
FOR FOUR YEARS, A slow-motion war between the CIA and the Bush administration has been unfolding over America's airwaves and on its front pages. A principal weapon in this war has been the deliberate leaking of information to the media.
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