Saturday, May 06, 2006

There's something rotten in Langley:

Dose anyone else feel the rumblings of another big scandal coming down the rails? The cashiering of Mary McCarthy, the CIA employee who is accused of leaking the CIA secret prisons story, is starting to make more sense now. When you consider that she worked in the Inspector General's office, the office that would be expected to investigate one of Goss' buddies Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, the #3 person at the agency, who apparently attended "occasional card games" organized by Brent Wilkes, a coconspirator in the Randy "Duke" Cunningham bribery scandal, you begin to see a pattern develop. Wilkes is being investigated by the FBI for providing Cunningham with prostitutes, hotel rooms and limos.

About those limos: The WaPo reports tha the Limo company, Shirlington Limousine and Transportation Inc, got "two transportation contracts from the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 and 2005 worth $25 million." They weren't the lowest bidder, they lied about being located in a poor neighborhood to qualify for a contract from the SBA, they "lost a contract for shuttle bus service with Howard University in 2002 amid charges of poor service and the owner" and the owner Christopher Baker, besides havning numerous "misdemeanors and two felony convictions," is deeply connected to Wilkes.

There isn't any chance that "Dusty" Foggo perhaps did more than play a little poker, is there? He was in charge of procurment and contracting, according to Talking Points Memo, and Brent Wilkes was a military contractor who specialized in 'black' intelligence equipment. Whatever he might have been up to, the CIA's inspector General's Office would be the ones to find out. Now, who worked at the IG's office again? Oh right, Mary McCarthy. Odd bit of timing there, her firing, I'm sure it’s all purely coincidental though.


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