Saturday, June 18, 2011

Investigate Bush team’s effort to use CIA against blogger - The Boston Globe

Also see Ex-Spy Alleges Bush White Sought to Discredit Critic

THE DISCLOSURE that the Bush administration asked the CIA to help discredit a blogger who was critical of the Iraq war should be treated as the possible relapse of a bad disease.

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At the least, the CIA’s inspector general needs to investigate. If requests to dig up dirt on Cole did come from the White House, the inspector general inquiry should determine who authorized them, what the responses were, and whether the administration sought to discredit anyone else. As Cole put it on his blog, “I know I am a relatively small fish, and it seems to me rather likely that I was not the only target.’’

Investigate Bush team’s effort to use CIA against blogger - The Boston Globe

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