Wednesday, August 04, 2004
- Critics Say Bush's Intelligence Chief Would Be Toothless (NYT)
- Bush's intelligence chief plan could lead to abuses, say critics (SMH)
Personally, I don't believe that upper echelon changes will be nearly as relevant as promoting free flow of information in the lower levels of the intelligence agency, where the raw intel is collected and before it gets distilled into bullet points. I think that some sort of higher-level coordination is a good thing, but I have doubts to its actual effectiveness if the agencies don't do more meshing in the lower ranksBut when you read something like that in Google news, you say to yourself "yah, we're screwed, aren't we?" But then, these are the times of penny-a-dozen pundits. Note that I'm well aware of the irony of my own punditry when I write this.