February 08, 2004

Intelligence Commission Membership Picking

This NY Times opinion piece entirely misses the point. If this commission were entirely populated by former heads of intelligence services and Bush I cabinet officers, the cry wouldn't be a lack of stature but that it was obviously a coverup.

You can nit pick the formation of any commission in the US because the US has such a deep bench of political and government talent that there are always credible alternatives. This particular commission may or may not be the "best" personnel possible but it doesn't need to be. It's certainly in the top 10% of the possible members and that means it'll be good, fair, and serve the country well.

And that's all that's really needed.

HT: Balloon Juice

Posted by TMLutas at February 8, 2004 09:39 AM