Leon Panetta, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has obviously gotten the memo from on high to buttress Speaker Nancy Pelosi's incredible claims that the CIA lies to Congress regularly.
The leaks are already trickling out about some super hush-hush program that has been fermenting in the cellars of the CIA for the past eight years and no one told Congress about it. This is the same CIA who could not keep Valerie Plame and her jet-setting hubby muzzled remember. Plus the covert programs used to track terrorists that have been exposed to the light of day endangering the national security of the United States and of the Free World.
Rep. Reyes, who heads the House Intelligence Committee and has had trouble in the past knowing Iranians speak Farsi, is gearing up for an investigation. rep; Schakowsky is also all fired up to find out about this program.
Was this program effective? Reading this AP news article, does not seem like it. If the program was on again/off again; then it sounds like one of those orphan programs that get little support and just quietly die. But now the House of Representatives wants to do an investigation after a shocked Panetta shut the program completely down.
What this new bit of soap opera will do is further demoralize the CIA and make them even greater artists of CYA. Will allow Nancy Pelosi to squawk that if the CIA never told Congress about this project, then they could lie to her about waterboarding. And will allow all the BDS sufferers that infest Congress one more swipe at George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. *pauses* And on further reflection, divert attention from various crazy spending bills floating through Congress right now.
Lets not let Nancy Pelosi and her merry band of BDS suffering corruptocrats get away this.