My conversation yesterday with author Vince Flynn (transcript here) of course dealt with his new novel, Pursuit of Honor, but we focused primarily with the toll the new administration is taking on the CIA. Flynn’s research brings him into regular contact with current and former members of the Agency’s clandestine service, and Flynn is passionate about communicating how the new administration’s witch hunt is demoralizing those who remain even as it has driven out many who have served the country since 9/11.
Read the whole thing. You have to be a member of the Hughniverse to listen to the podcast, but if you are, be sure to listen to the whole thing. Flynn is absolutely correct to chastise the Congressional GOP for failing to make the defense of the CIA a priority.