They're not only jumping ship - they're starting to talk.
Beers's resignation surprised Washington, but what he did next was even more astounding. Eight weeks after leaving the Bush White House, he volunteered as national security adviser for Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), a Democratic candidate for president, in a campaign to oust his former boss. All of which points to a question: What does this intelligence insider know?
"The administration wasn't matching its deeds to its words in the war on terrorism. They're making us less secure, not more secure," said Beers, who until now has remained largely silent about leaving his National Security Council job as special assistant to the president for combating terrorism. "As an insider, I saw the things that weren't being done. And the longer I sat and watched, the more concerned I became, until I got up and walked out."In the wake of this war, we're seeing increasing indications that the justifications presented to us were not the internal justifications, and we're seeing that politics is driving the decision making rather than intelligence. The frightening thing is that we are looking at very decisive political decision making, and then a great effort at selling the result to the American people. (Link: Washington Post)