CIA Corruption & Recruitment
- At a time when warrantless spying on American citizens, and renewal of all or part of the Patriot Act are making the news, perhaps an insight into and/or a close look at the conduct of the people in the intelligence community - the folk on the ground who actually do that warrantless spying and who implement the Patriot Act - could help that discussion. I mean, we're talking about a whole lot of power and authority given to secretive and shadowy people who don't have that much oversight, or that many internal or external checks and balances, to begin with. There's a lot of potential for abuse there. Now they are asking for even more power and authority, with even less oversight, checks, and balances.