Another comment on the Duke Cunningham investigation.
I mentioned recently that this story likely led into the Department of Defense. So let me say a bit more about that.
In recent days we've being seeing a lot of stories about various top-secret or 'black' programs being run out of the Pentagon. The reports about fake stories being planted in the Iraqi press are just a single example. I'm told that this matter of top secret Pentagon spending -- stuff free of almost all oversight -- may connect up with the Duke investigation and may reach up higher than we might imagine in the Pentagon.
Not in obvious ways, mind you. I'm not saying higher-ups were on the take. But I've seen hints and evidence from various directions that there may have been some active ignoring of these various scams that Duke and his pals were up to in exchange for help on these other fronts.