Lawyers are like salt

Lawyers are like salt. Necessary in small doses but too much leaves a bitter taste in your mouth and ruins the endevor. This is a prime example. Emphasis mine.

“One CIA pilot told me that in the mid 1990s, when Clinton was president, that the lawyers began to take over. Previously, they used to take CIA planes into hangars all the time, re-spray them, and come out with a different tail number. That way none of the tracing of CIA planes I’ve been doing since 9/11 would have been possible. The idea of flying around with one tail number for three years would have been thought completely nuts,” Grey told me. “But [Clinton-era] lawyers said they needed to stay legal. They even insisted that, to comply with FAA regulations, they needed stewardesses.”

Can you imagine? In what reality are you living when you think that you need a stewardess on board for the transportation of terrorists? What, precisely, would said stewardess do during that flight? This is madness. Madness began by Clinton but continued by Bush. How on Earth did he let this continue? If he was, in any way, serious about keeping this kind of stuff serious, he would have put an end to this years ago.

Lawyers are valueable and necessary. Everybody hates them until they need one. However, they, like most people, tend to feel the need to do something to prove their worth. Like legislators. Unless they're writing new laws, they are of marginal value. Unless lawyers are making new rules and restrictions, they are of marginal value. It's a small wonder that there are an inordinate number of legislators that are lawyers. Both activities are fine until they reach a tipping point after which their activity serves only to hamper and impede any actual work achieved.


Donviti said…
I agree. I think lawyers have done a number on this and previous admin's. Hey look at Aschroft. Look at Yoo. It is frightening to me what has happened with spying and "enemy combatants" all lawyers weaseling around

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