In One Eye

Friday, April 04, 2003
No surprise here:
Patrick G. Eddington, a former CIA analyst, said current agency officers have contacted him and other agency veterans in recent weeks with complaints of political influence.

"We've heard from multiple sources inside the agency about the pressure to conform," says Eddington, who resigned from the agency in 1996 after accusing superiors of covering up evidence of possible causes of gulf war syndrome. "They say they feel pressure to shape estimates to support the administration's positions - or at least not contradict the administration's positions." ... Some former intelligence officers and historians say they are seeing a worrisome pattern of Vietnam-style politicization of intelligence.
There's that word again.