You Can’t Win Every Fight
In the interest of obsessive Kremlinology, something else worth noting from the Washington Post’s timeline of Obama’s decision to declassify last week’s torture memos. Notice that two of the officials arguing against disclosure are White House senior counterrorism adviser John Brennan, a CIA veteran, and CIA Deputy Director Steve Kappes. Those guys are pretty well positioned, as I’ve been writing, to be the true centers of gravity in the Obama-era intelligence community. But on this one they clearly lost. Just saying.