With Attorney General Eric Holder floating the idea of appointing a special prosecutor on how the Bush Administration and the CIA conducted operations and salacious leaks percolating through the media organs, I fear we are about to experience another Church Committee.
Some bad things will emerge from these intense probings under possible media glare. That is the good thing if properly handled. The bad thing is if this comes to pass and played for maximum smearing of the CIA and George Bush, then the employees of the CIA and other agencies will pull in their investigative horns least they be strung up for a lynching.
Judging by the past antics of Pelosi, Rockefeller, Reyes, and other clowns, it will be a bad thing. It will declaw agencies vital to fighting the war on terror while we are locked in a death struggle. It will feed anti-Americanism around the world by painting the US in a negative light that justifies all their rhetoric and will encourage them to greater acts of denunciation.
This administration and Congress are playing with fire as they fiddle to make themselves feel good.