From another good reader:
In the days of Wild Bill Donavan there was very little bureaucracy; just enough analytical and clerical staff to get the job done. Further, every task taken on was executed with the approval of, and in support of the President and his policies. OSS had many successes in those days and very few failures. Also, they never “spoke out of school”.
Now, after fifty years of burrowing deep into the fabric of the agency, liberal bureaucrats move in both covert and now, overt ways to derail administration policy. As to policy, these arrogant asses continue to try to make policy themselves!
Good for Goss! Maybe Condi can pull off a similar nest-cleaning at State. That one will be a tougher task. They’ve had over 200 years to stake out their turf. Over the past forty years my dealings with State were seldom pleasant.