Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Porter Goss of the CIA and the 5th Labor of Hercules

Once upon a time (according to the Greek writer Apollodorus) the great hero Hercules (aka Heracles) had to accomplish 12 monumental labors. One of these seemingly insurmountable tasks was to clean out the Augean stables. Augeas was king of Elis and he had many herds of cattle:

"King Augeas was cheap, and while he was rich enough to own many, many herds of cattle, he had never been willing to pay for the services of someone to clean their mess. The mess has become proverbial. Augean stables is now synonymous with 'Herculean task,' which is itself the equivalent of saying something is all but humanly impossible."

As the story goes, "Hercules was next instructed to perform a smelly service that would benefit mankind in general, but especially King Augeas of Elis, son of Poseidon." [Emphasis mine.]

Demigod that he was, Hercules succeeded in this labor of mucking out years of accumulated excrement and filth that was piled high and deep and reeked to the high heavens.

Let's hope that Porter Goss can succeed in the same caliber of task. God knows that after years of funding cuts and mismanagement under the Clinton administration, the current CIA that Goss is inheriting is more full of loads of manure than ever the Augean stables were.

Here's a truly hilarious quote from a news article titled Turmoil at CIA As Goss Lays Down the Law by Katherine Pfleger Schrader of the Associated Press:

"There are those who view Goss' early moves as a purge. They worry that the Florida Republican who led the House Intelligence Committee until August is bringing a partisan background to an agency that traditionally has tried to avoid politics." [Emphasis mine.]

(Sorry. I should have warned you. I should have given you a spew alert in case you were drinking something at the moment you read that.)

From all the liberal CIA leaking that has been appearing in the equally liberal MSM designed specifically to hurt our president, his administration and indeed this country, it is clear that the agency has not for quite some time "tried to avoid politics."

Have you ever noticed that liberals call the farthest freakiest fringiest leftist ideology "neutral" and "non-partisan"? The closing quote from the same article exemplifies my point perfectly:

"In a letter to Goss, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she feared the 'politicization of our intelligence services.'"

No. What she (and all the other moonbats and muckadoos) fear is that Goss will actually succeed in cleaning out the lefty leakers just as Hercules cleaned out the Augean stables. Now, if only Goss could figure out a way to divert the Potomac river through the CIA . . .

If you were not previously aware that you should be rooting for Goss' success, you're aware now, because you've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.