Here’s spot-on Jacob Hornberger vis a vis Bernie Sanders and the state of the national security state in the 2016 campaign
as interesting as Sanders’ position was in the 1970s, what is arguably more interesting is the response to the Politico article by a man named Jeremy Bash, who currently serves an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
To Chris Cuomo, he repudiated his 1974 call to abolish the CIA (and thus pre-empted the bleating of the punditry and blogosphere if he did not). At the same time, he stuck to his principles without splittng the difference.
To me he sounds like a guy from Brooklyn. Oh wait.
But let me tell you this, I do have concerns about past activities of the CIA.
Despite Crowley’s best attempts to turn what Bernie Sanders said four decades ago into a Strawberry Alarm Clock lyric, more than a few Very Serious People down through history have thought the CIA was a bad concept that became, in practice, a truly terrible idea. That this position today can be caricatured as something “extreme” is a measure of how sheeplike the nation has become with regard to its national security.