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Entry from December 12, 2014

As Charles Lane points out in today’s Washington Post, of the many problems with the American security services revealed by the Senate Intelligence committee report on torture by the CIA, the biggest may be the one that hardly anyone is talking about, namely that security itself has become irrevocably politicized. The CIA, I fear, cannot avoid its share of the blame for this in view of its own history of leaking and briefing against elected authority during the Bush years. But the biggest share of the blame must accrue to Senate Democrats who have allowed themselves to become captives of the anti-American left, egged on to it by the media, whom they know they can trust not to modify the full monty of scandal treatment by any mention of the partisan nature of their conclusions. Now we know that there is nothing in our public life, not even national security, that can be treated as being above partisanship. Full Entry


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