Saturday, April 29, 2006

Beware the Culture of the Polygraph

If we are going to start with the polygraph again, then let's start in the White House and go right on through congress.

I want to know if Bush and Cheney knew about 9/11 before it happened.

I want them to have to take public polygraphs about all the disinformation they peddled, on an almost daily basis, in the run up to the illegal war in Iraq.

I want them all questioned about every thing, every scandal; Abu Ghraib, Gitmo and on and on, ad nauseum.

Yep, if the polygraph is going to become a way of life in Washngton, Let's start with the leaker-in-chief!

Beware the Culture of the Polygraph:

"WASHINGTON - Here we go again with the culture of the polygraph.

In 1985, President Reagan, who complained of being 'up to my keister in leaks,' ordered lie detector tests for a host of officials, including cabinet members. He backed off when Secretary of State George Shultz threatened to resign, saying that management by intimidation was no way to protect national security.

Now, CIA Director Porter Goss is returning to the era of the polygraph after a couple of leaks that caused the administration intense embarrassment.

Last December, The New York Times broke the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of President Bush's secret authorization to the National Security Agency to conduct domestic eavesdropping without warrants.

Last November, the Washington Post broke the Pulitzer award-winning story of the CIA interrogating some of its most important prisoners in secret prisons in Eastern Europe.
Mary McCarthy, who worked in the office of the CIA Inspector General, which has agency-wide access to classified material, was summarily fired. CIA sources said that after a polygraph, she admitted to having been the source of the leak about CIA prisons. "

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