Michael Sheuer, former CIA analyst and author of the controversial "Imperial Hubris" has a commentary in yesterday's L.A. Times about the CIA and why he resigned recently.
In the piece he cites frustration over good work and opportunities to get bin Laden in the late 90's being wasted. He is also frustrated that the intelligence service as a whole is getting the blame for what the decision-makers at the top decided. His frustration echoes some of Thomas Powers' commentary on the tendency to point fingers at the intelligence community as the source of the failure when, in general, they were getting it right.
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