Sunday’s Washington Post had a long article by Ted Gup on CIA scientist Sidney Gottlieb, whose LSD experiments and work on poisons and other biological weapons seem almost too bizarre to have been true. Gottlieb’s work demonstrates the worst outcomes of the ends justify the means sort of thinking that dominated the Cold War. It should also serve as a cautionary tale to those who would throw out basic human ethics in service to the war on terrorism. (Link via Red Rock Eater.)