David Corn quotes former CIA case officer and prosecutor James Marcinkowski, who testified at one of those unofficial hearings Congressional Democrats have been forced to hold lately to try to publicize issues that the Republican leadership refuses to talk about: A CIA vet’s messge for the save-Rove spinners: “A true patriot would shut up”.
There is a very serious message here. Before you shine up your American flag lapel pin and affix your patriotism to your sleeve, think about what the impact your actions will have on the security of the American people. Think about whether your partisan obfuscation is creating confidence in the United States in general and the CIA in particular. If not, a true patriot would shut up.
The whole thing is very much worth reading.