Bob Woodward has an article in today’s Washington Post about the President’s new strategy to combat terrorism. The CIA has been given authorization to work with the military on a seventies style dirty war against terrorists, or who the CIA considers to be terrorists, anyway. Dick Cheney also says the war may not end in our lifetimes. So does that mean we can look forward to an ongoing program of extrajudicial executions and secret operations that will outrage us 30 years down the road when they’re finally declassified? I hope not.
The article also does a good job of explaining what a tough spot the government is in. They receive many threats every day. Which are valid? Which should be publicized? Someone has to make the call on every single one of the threats and there’s not much margin for error. I’m glad that’s not my job.