Tightening those Leaks!
The Dept. of Homeland security is requiring that the 180,000 or so employees amd contractors will have to sign a three page secrecy pledge.
Paula Zahn says the pledge covers sensitive but unclassified information, and it comes just after the 9/11 commission report criticized the gov't for over-classifying information.
Add to that, the purging of the CIA because of disloyalty to President Bush. According to Newsday, "The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Ladin..." An even tighter shroud of secrecy begins.
Not helping matters is Porter Goss telling the Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to "support the administration and its policies in our work.'' I didn't know the CIA was an extention of White House policy? Aren't they in the business of supplying intelligence?
Porter tried to make up for it those words with: "We provide the intelligence as we see it - and let the facts alone speak to the policymaker.''
How can you have it both ways Mr. Goss?