Corruption among Bush appointees at the CIA?

There’s nothing they won’t steal from.

Looks as if one of the political cronies Porter Goss brought in to help him make the CIA a BushCo lapdog was involved in giving a big contract to an old friend of his who happens to have been one of the bribors in the Duke Cunningham case.

The Bush Machine corrupts everything it touches. And nothing &#8212 not even the war effort &#8212 is exempt.

Hat tip: The Huffington Post.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: