I invite your attention to several items in the Washington Post today;
- The lead editorial insists that nation building in Yemen is a "fab" idea. After all, it worked so well in Iraq.
- There is a detailed lay down of the story on the CIA debacle at Khost. The story confirms all that I had heard. Ignatius contributes a piece in which he dares to criticize CIA. Considering how much they "feed" him, you know the evidence must be clear.
- Pannetta whines on in an oped piece insisting that a lack of tradecraft at Khost was to be expected considering the difficulty of local operational conditions. Someone needs to tell those seniors in the DO that difficulties like these have been overcome before. Difficulties are there to be overcome. They should be told that as they are clearing our their desks along with Panetta. pl