The CIA Is Not Your Friend
“Since then, the CIA has rebranded: now home to nerdy liberals like
Edward Snowden or true-hearted defenders of democracy like Joe Wilson,
the liberal public sees it as an important balance to war-mongers from
Dick Cheney to Donald Trump. The revelation that Russian operatives
apparently provided Wikileaks with the Podesta e-mails
cemented the CIA’s new image. Langley valiantly tried to warn voters
that the election had been hijacked, but petty politics got in the way.
Now some liberals are pinning their hopes for an electoral mulligan on
the intelligence community’s ability to discredit Trump.
This fantasy comes from liberals’ desire to ostentatiously distance
themselves from Russia’s increasingly belligerent foreign policy and to
displace the blame for Clinton’s surprising, but deserved, loss. But
make no mistake, liberals: despite its new image, the CIA is not your