Mark Steyn has an instinct for getting to the heart of a matter over a path both erudite and humorous. Today he offers a suggestion for saving on our CIA "intelligence" budget by taking a lesson from our E.U. friends since, as he so aptly observes, that although we spend $30 billion per annum on the CIA, "British and French intelligence also get a lot of things wrong, but they get them wrong on far smaller budgets." For once we really should follow their lead.

Dennis Sevakis  4 10 05