"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 08, 2005

High Noon Approaches

"The Senate Foreign Relations Committee", which is reviewing the nomination of John Bolton for UN Representative, "will not get the much-wanted National Security Agency intercepts in which John Bolton expressed so much interest during his tenure as Under Secretary of State for International Security and Arms Control." This is due to the White House's flatout rejection of the committee's request as reported by The Washington Note. Furthermore:

"...it is fascinating that John Bolton, an Under Secretary -- not a Deputy Secretary or Secretary -- could access with little resistance the nation's most secret secrets, possibly to spy on colleagues, or waging a foreign and national security effort at odds with Powell's policies, or even engaged in vendettas or personal vanity issues -- and yet Senators with Constitutional responsibilities in this matter cannot see the same material he did." - - - Steve Clemons

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