“Accountability…is not, in every case, a virtue”

Mike Allen of The Politico quotes from Ron Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World: “After the searing experience of being in the Nixon White House, Cheney developed a view that the failure of Watergate was not the break-in, or even the cover-up, but the way the president had, in essence, been...

The Learning Gap (Or, A Demanding Vocation)

by matttbastard ABC News EXCLUSIVE: A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaeda figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to waterboarding was torture but necessary. In the first public comment by any CIA officer involved in handling high-value al Qaeda targets, John Kiriakou, now...