Tuesday, May 09, 2006

CIA shakeup

For those of you who are interested, Josh Marshall is all over the recent events in the CIA, particularly the links between them and crooked lobbyists: Foggo and Goss' connection to the infamous Watergate hooker parties, CIA director nominee Hayden's to the same defense company, MZM, that bought Cunningham, etc.

All this, of course, is beside the point of Hayden's active participation in the creation of the domestic eavesdropping program now squatting over the Bill of Rights. And then there's this. Just so we're all on the same page, here's the text of the 4th Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
It should be noted that even this paltry degree of verification is beyond what you'll get from the traditional media (to whom every day I feel more inclined to refer as "the Stupids").

Suffice it to say there's a pretty significant part of this story that isn't getting much airtime.

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