Here we go again. CIA Director Panetta has canceled a covert operation that has been running secretly for the past several years without the knowledge of Congress and without oversight. After 4 months on the job, he just found out about it this week. I wonder what else he doesn't know.
Now, an Inspector General report advises that the Bush administration ran intelligence gathering operations that were unauthorized and illegal.
The former President was fond of saying that Al Qaeda hated our freedoms.
I believe Bush hated our freedoms too. Certainly he had contempt for them.
But don't look for an explanation. Or charges. The people who run things are afraid of the truth.
And the people who are run are afraid of the future.
We have become a fearful people waiting to be told what to think and what to do.