Intelligence nerds (c’mon — I can’t be the only one!) should check out the New York Times‘ David E. Sanger in a video report about the covert programs President-Elect Barack Obama will inherit from George W. Bush.
Oh, and last week, the Grey Lady published an excellent overview of the challenges would-be CIA Director Leon E. Panetta will face in taming the agency, should he be confirmed. The article manages to say clearly and succinctly much of what I’ve been blathering about for the last few weeks. Ah, elite journalism — you’re still good for something!
In other news, aides say Barry is planning on issuing an order to close GitMo within his first week in office. Of course, the devil is very much in the details.