Jason explains why the military should be required to perform intelligence tasks, not just allowed to, in this fisking of Bob Herbert.
Really, Bob, do I criticize columnists for expressing their opinions? Shouldn't philosophers do that? Don't get the analogy? Well, the military has been doing intelligence since the military was invented. They shouldn't stop because you want civilians to do it too. Aaaa, fudge. Mrs. Wince says I make terrible analogies. I'm beginning to think she's right.