Everyone should read the Washington Post’s recent effort in investigative reporting, Top Secret America. It’s distressing. Since George W. Bush, we’ve had this reckless, ridiculous, uncoordinated expansion of intelligence agencies, all sucking up tremendous sums of money, all with little oversight, and all producing floods of data…and it’s all a waste because the emphasis is on sucking in lots of data, and little is done about comprehending it all.
The terrorists really have been effective. They’ve turned us into bloated clowns stumbling over our own feet and doing ourselves far more damage than any hijacked plane could do.