Saturday, August 01, 2009

Intelligence can be a valuable weapon, but it is not one we should use on each other


The Zimbabwean man who drove the truck that killed Tsvangirai’s wife and almost Tsvangirai himself was just convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced – to a fine. Mm hmm. Anyway, hapless driver or Mugabe assassin, Chinoona Mwanda is our Name of the Day. Really, right now, stand up and recite it three times: Chinoona Mwanda, Chinoona Mwanda, Chinoona Mwanda!

Read, if only for its incredibly whininess, Little Leon Panetta’s incredibly whiny complaint
that investigating the CIA’s past evil deeds will distract it from the performance of its current evil deeds. “As the president has said, this is not a time for retribution. Debates over who knew what when -- or what happened seven years ago -- miss a larger, more important point: We are a nation at war in a dangerous world, and good intelligence is vital to us all.” However, he warns, “Intelligence can be a valuable weapon, but it is not one we should use on each other.” He’s worried about Congress using intelligence? (See Smintheus’s response to Panetta.)

Slogans for cities.

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