Shirley and the CIA

08/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If there ever was an award for a big time disingenuous statement promulgated by any part of our government I would nominate the following emanating from the CIA.

This is just a part of their statement:

"It is not the policy or practice of the CIA to mislead Congress."

This would rank way up there with Nixon's "I am not a crook" line or the Clinton "I did not have sex with that woman" testimony.

Paraphrasing a wonderful moment from that great American motion picture Airplane: "Surely you can't be serious!"
"Yes I am serious, and don't call me Shirley!"

"It is not the policy or practice of the CIA to mislead Congress."

Surely they can't be serious.

I am sure that at all Motion Picture Studios it was not their policy to mislead their Producers and Participants, yet from time to time they would do it anyway.

It was not my policy or practice, while married, to mislead my wife about having sex with women other then her yet from time to time I did.

Surely the CIA can not be serious.

They went on to say:

"This agency and this director believe it is vital to keep the Congress fully and currently informed. Director Panetta's actions back that up ... It was the CIA itself that took the initiative to notify the oversight committees."

Surely the CIA can not be serious.

The CIA is after all in the business of lying and misleading just about everyone. Why is it in any way surprising for them to lie to our Congress?

Now for my expected criticism of Television Broadcasters:

Is it not the stated objective of the licensed television stations in our country (and the stated goal of the networks) to serve in the "public interest, convenience, and necessity?

Where are all of the documentaries about the CIA on FOX, CBS, NBC and ABC?