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BAD PRECEDENT FOR INTEL PANEL

So the President's setting up a panel to look for screw-ups in the country's intelligence agencies. This will amount to exactly zero, if recent history is any guide.Right after he got into office, Bush ordered a comprehensive review of the CIA and related services. But, according to Secrecy News, he never bothered to implement any of the findings from that review, lead by Gen. Brent Scowcroft. Even after the massive intelligence failure of 9/11, Bush sat on his hands, with Congress "implor[ing]" him in 2002 to make changes. None came.Check Josh Marshall's site for a whole bunch more.

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