Josh Marshall has an ugly story (*): the Iraqi scientist who gave up the old centrifuge parts isn’t being allowed to come to the US, as he was promised, because he insists on giving answers the Administration doesn’t want to hear about the Iraqi WMD program.
It’s bad for the Iraqi that he’s being welsched on. It’s bad for the U.S. that we’re welsching on him, because it will tend to dry up sources of information (and create sources of disinformation).
But most of all, it’s bad for the U.S. to have its intelligence services dedicated to providing verification for the party line rather than discovering facts about the dangerous world we live in. And it’s worse to have an Administration so contemptuous of any realities but political realities.