The CIA’s efforts represent a belated attempt to acquire basic information about rebel forces that had barely surfaced on the radar of U.S. spy agencies before the uprisings in North Africa.They should just ask the president--just the other day he said they were mostly doctors and lawyers and such.
Among the CIA’s tasks is to assess whether rebel leaders could be reliable partners if the administration opts to begin funneling in money or arms.
By the way, is funneling money and arms something we can even talk about? It's a good bet those aren't covered in the UN resolution. And what happens if they are more than just 'flickers' of al-Qaeda, do we blow up the whole country?
AN EVEN BIGGER WTF 3/31/11
They should have saved this for tomorrow:
President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.With no pool reporters or photographers allowed in to watch. Unreal chutzpah.
But just another day for an administration whose spokesman recently claimed "..has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness that is greater than any administration has shown in the past, and he’s been committed to that since he ran for President and he’s taken a significant number of measures to demonstrate that". In other words, he's talked and thought about it more than anyone, buster!