Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for May 19, 2007
secret agent z in "the spy who cherrypicked me" 2002 bad guy: yes, agent z, you've gathered quite a bit of information. too bad you won't live to deliver it! pow agent z: when my country needs me, i will not fail! i'll get back to h.q. and report to the chief, or die trying!! bad guy: get him! ping ping ping boom agent z: now to meet my rendezvous... ...and get airlifted to d.c. chief! saddam hussein has no nuclear program, and he has no connection to al qaeda! chief: i know that, you fool! but the white house is looking for intel that supports going to war with iraq! agent z: oh... er... i guess i could provide that, mr. tenet. chief: that's more like it. get the report on my desk tomorrow! epilogue: 2007 chief: so, agent z, what's better: preventing the political misuse of intelligence -- or keeping quiet and then making millions from war profiteering? agent z: that's a slam dunk!
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