Hiro pointed out the following to me this morning: Pentagon vs. CIA. It talks about the recent Seymour Hersh story on the off-the-books Pentagon spy operation, but does a really good job of tying the facts together to paint a coherent picture of what’s really going on.
The leopard does not change its spots. Bush will continue to operate in the way he has for the last four years. And that means, in Cheevy’s memorable phrase, that with the Bush administration, it always turns out to be even worse than I first think, even after compensating for the fact that it’s even worse than I first think.
So, this is what America’s version of the Third Reich looks like. No, we’re not reproducing the phenomenon of Nazi Germany in every particular; that would be a silly Star Trek plot. But we’re heading down the same path, destroying our nation for the vanity of a petulant man motivated by fantasies of personal grandeur, a man unconcerned about the damage he is doing to democracy, and personal liberty, and world peace.