C.I.A Author Gagged

Michael Scheuer, C.I.A. agent and author of Imperial Hubris, has been gagged by the CIA and prevented from speaking out to criticize Bush's intelligence policies and failures.

It is inappropriate for CIA personnel to comment on current events unless specifically sanctioned to do so," a CIA official, who spoke on condition they not be named, told United Press International. The official said that since Wednesday, Scheuer -- whose best-selling "Imperial Hubris: Why The West Is Losing The War On Terror" was published last month -- had been required to give five business days notice to the public affairs office of the CIA of any interviews he intended to conduct, and submit "a detailed outline of what he plans to say for approval."

He has been effectively gagged," said Scheuer's editor, Christina Davidson, of Brassey's Inc., who published "Imperial Hubris," and Scheuer's first book, "Through Our Enemies Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America." "This is clearly an effort to stop him from saying what a lot of people in the CIA think about the president's proposals for reform (of the intelligence community)."

TChris wrote about the book here. You can order it here:

Imperial Hubris:
Why the West is Losing the War on Terror

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