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Three Strikes You're Out? Ten? More?

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The CIA's failure to correctly diagnose Soviet economic decrepitude of course later became a tool for the neocons to further attack the US Intelligence Community. In other words, you couldn't trust the CIA because the CIA had to a small degree partaken of the crazy miscalculation that the neoconservatives had used to make their name.

The second incarnation of the 'B Team' was of course during the build up to the Iraq War. And we all know how well that worked out.

So by the most conservative measure this is like the third time the same folks have rolled out the 'B Team' concept, with the other times both being failures of almost unimaginable proportions.

Now, I know Gaffney's having to hawk the idea on Fox on day time. It's not exactly ripe. But how many crazy failures are required before this club is put permanently out to policy pasture?