The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Bush to the CIA:
Shut up!

Nov 22, 2004

Porter Goss, Bush's recent appointee to head the CIA, has been busy getting rid of people. At least half a dozen senior CIA career officers have been forced out, a purge that goes beyond the political appointees at the top of the spy agency.

Goss issued a memo to the agency's staff that made his objective clear. He said their job is to "support the administration and its policies." He cautioned them not to "identify with, support, or champion opposition to the administration."

In other words, the next time Bush lies about weapons of mass destruction, he doesn't want anyone leaking information to the press.