The public outcry for government accountability has been loud and high in the wake of Michael Brown and FEMA's foul-ups and Katrina. But last week, the CIA decided to lean the other way. CIA chief and former Florida congressman Porter Goss announced that there will be no discipline for intelligence failures in advance of the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
After years of internal investigation, the CIA's own inspector general found "serious shortcomings" in the agency's performance, named names, and called for an accountability review board. The chief said no discipline. In Washington, the CIA is rumored to be struggling. Goss says he is defending morale.
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Doug Jehl, reporter, The New York Times
Robert Baer, former CIA case officer (1976-97), author of "See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism"
Frank Anderson, Near East Bureau Chief for the CIA from 1991 to 1994.
This program aired on October 11, 2005.