November 18, 2005

Amazing developments...

Jay Nordlinger writes:

...One of the most amazing developments of the recent period is the Left’s newfound respect for the CIA — especially for the sanctity of covertness. For pretty much all of my lifetime, the CIA has been the villain of every movie (or at least every movie in which the agency appeared). When I was in college, to say “CIA” was essentially to say “SS” or “Gestapo” — it was simply assumed that everyone thought of America’s intelligence service as nefarious. And most people I knew thought Philip Agee cool.

I have often said, it took Ronald Reagan and his SDI proposal to make the Left love Mutual Assured Destruction. And it has taken George W. Bush, Ahmad Chalabi, and Lewis Libby to make it love the CIA....

And it took only a couple of retired generals criticizing Bush to make them discard the idea of civilian control of the military. And a candidate with three (Bandaid type) wounds from Vietnam to make them believe that only blooded warriors should lead the country...core values, you know...

Posted by John Weidner at November 18, 2005 4:53 PM
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