A BILLION FOR THE BUREAUCRACY | 2001-10-27
September 11, 2001, was a critical time in our lives. I tried to make my columns for that day hit to the heart of our national crisis.
With this in mind, let me quote from AMERICA'S BUREAUCRACIES GET DEADLIER EVERY DAY from September 11, 2001
"The CIA ands FBI failed to give any indication that the World Trade Center attack was being planned. So Congress wants to increase the CIA and FBI budgets.
That is our response to everything, and it never works. More money will not improve bad performance."
"American security agencies are run by entrenched bureaucrats. It is the nature of that bureaucracy that is the problem."
So President Bush's answer to the present crisis will be to dump a billion dollars into that CIA-led Federal intelligence bureaucracy, as I predicted.
This is to be expected. Just as surely as liberals will dump money into the education-welfare bureaucracy without demanding any results, conservatives dump money into the defense bureaucracy and the intelligence bureaucracies in a spirit of blind faith and worship.
It is true that Bush has a nonconservative side. But that side includes his father. Papa Bush was one of the leading members of the intelligence bureaucracy.
What I predicted has come to pass.
I made another prediction that day in UNTIL WE FACE THE SIMPLE CAUSE, THE SITUATION WILL GET WORSE
"For the KGB and other enemy agencies, a static bureaucracy like that in America's CIA and FBI is a sitting target. Over a period of seventy years, it took little talent to penetrate it wherever one wanted to. They got one Communist sympathizer in, and he got others in."
One piece of major news that got buried by the terrorist attacks was the fact that THE TOP DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SECURITY ANALYST ON CUBA IS BEING TRIED AS A COMMUNIST SPY. This man had access to every American secret, including the names of our agents in Cuba!
But things will have to get a lot more desperate before the blind worship of our intelligence bureaucracy comes to an end.