Moira Whelan:

So the fact that the CIA is investigating their own IG is, um, just not ok. But as any IG will tell you, one time is an “incident” but three is a “pattern.” Recently, Democrats have released evidence demonstrating the Republican hackery of the State Department’s latest IG, and Administration officials have sought to stop Congressional efforts to strengthen the positions of IGs after several had been removed for <<gasp>> being critical of the Bush Administration. Clearly there should be an investigation into how investigators are being handled.



Once again we see the perils of being governed by a political movement that believes that instances of malgovernment demonstrate the correctness of their ideology. They believe, falsely, that it's not possible to make public sector institutions function properly and once given the keys to power have set about trying to make their theory true in practice.

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