I took See No Evil

I took See No Evil by Robert Baer out of the library today (on a supersmall one-week loan) and it’s quite good. It reads a bit like a disgruntled CIA op who is all too willing to pass lots of blame around for the lack of good intelligence pre-September 11 (for instance, he blames political correctness, among other things, for the CIA’s slacker-hood). But as a story of a person’s life in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, it’s a good biography of a person who entered the organization with idealism and high hopes. Of course, I’m mostly reading it for the intrigue.