Wednesday, January 03, 2007  
I am dumbfounded, absolutely dumbfounded. Spy and uber-CREEP John Negroponte is stepping down as Spymaster No.1 to be...a retiree? No. No such luck. Drumroll, ladies and gentlemen...
No. 2 to Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice.

God in heaven, what have we done to deserve this?

From a story on the AP wire:
The Office of the National Intelligence Director and the White House both declined to comment on Negroponte's impending move.
The State Department also had no comment, but one official confirmed that Negroponte was to become deputy secretary of state. This official noted Negroponte's diplomatic credentials as a former ambassador to a number of countries. (ital mine)
He certainly was. He of the Central American death squads, dead nuns, roving assassins in Baghdad, was Our Man in a number of places, the Quiet American trailed by a string of corpses.

It is time for a brief look back at the annals of the Spymaster. I have written a previous, more detailed post in my series on torture , I shall revisit the man who put the Salvador Option into play tomorrow.

In the meantime, the Congress will be mulling over his merits. You might want to contact your representative to remind him that torturers, death squad creators and spymasters have no place in the Executive. We stupidly forgot that with George Bush, Sr- and look where it got us.

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