I try to keep Girl Friday mostly fluffy kitties, frosty martinis and big piles of yummy vegetarian food, but sometimes some things are just too important not to share with as many people as possible.
"The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work... After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine."
Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and William M. Arkin conclude a 2-year investigation into the our nation's unofficial 4th branch of government: the carte blanche-wielding security and intelligence.
Part I was posted yesterday.
Part II was posted today.