Hurrah! The CIA Spies On The Senate!
THIS is excellent news really, that the CIA has been spying on the people in the Senate over in the US. OK, in one sense it’s a bit naughty as the CIA isn’t supposed to ever do anything domestically. And the Yanks also tend to frown a bit on one part of the Executive part of government trying to interfere with a part of the Legislative side of government. They’re supposed to be quite different. But this can still be seen as cheering news:
A bitter dispute between the CIA and the U.S. Senate committee that oversees it burst into the open on Tuesday when the committee chairwoman accused the agency of spying on Congress and possibly breaking the law.
Veteran Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said the CIA had searched computers used by committee staffers examining CIA documents when researching the agency’s counter-terrorism operations and its use of harsh interrogation methods such as simulated drowning or “waterboarding.”
The reason is the great wisdom imparted to us by Gideon J. Tucker. Which goes:
No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session
The CIA is supposed to save Americans from those who would destroy the American way of life. The greatest danger to the American way of life is the assemblage of knaves and poltroons that manage to get themselves into the legislature. Therefore the CIA would be failing in its duty if it did not spy upon those who are the greatest threat to the American way of life.
QED. Thus we should welcome this protection of the American way of life.