Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What if?

What if Senator Bob Graham, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are both telling the truth when they say they were lied to by the CIA, and Dick Cheney?

Graham reportedly now claims that he was never briefed on the NSA's warrantless surveillance program just as Pelosi repeatedly says she was lied to about the use of so-called enhanced alternative interrogation techniques.

Increasingly, claiming "the CIA misled me" is no longer a partisan affair. Maybe it's no longer enough for a "truth commission" to examine only the head honchos of the Bush administration. Maybe intelligence needs to provide intelligence on intelligence. Kafkaesque? Except for one thing.

Nothing in Kafka allows for the crazed cruelty we've recently witnessed in the name of eliminating terror.