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Those are the initials for the Bush administration’s secret war against al Qaeda – “the largest CIA covert action program since the height of the Cold War. ” According to a p.1 story by Dana Priest in this morning’s Washington Post (based on reliable leaks) the program has expanded “in size and ambition despite a growing outcry at home and abroad over its clandestine tactics.”

I suspect most Americans won’t be outraged that America’s spies are using “clandestine tactics.” I bet most Americans will be glad to hear we’re on the offensive against our enemies, rather than just putting up concrete barriers and planning to clean up faster after the next attack.

But the left and their libertarian allies won’t be able to help themselves – this will make them furious. This will make them grow the “growing outcry at home and abroad.”

All of which suggests to me not-so-lefty Democrats are facing a dilemma — if not a crisis. The MSM just hasn’t noticed.

BTW, who wants to guess what GST stands for? Global Strategic Targeting? Gosh, Shucks, Tut-tut?



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