The Latest Layer of Fat


The Washington Times notes the high cost of intelligence reform -- or, more exactly, of building a place to put it:

The emergency supplemental-appropriations bill the Senate is expected to take up today includes a quarter-billion dollars to build a headquarters for the nation's new intelligence chief….The $82 billion supplemental request, sent to Congress last month, says the $250.3 million requested for the Intelligence Community Management Account will be used for a new facility to house the office of the director of national intelligence, the "expanded National Counterterrorism Center, and other intelligence community elements."

Sam Smith comments, "This is already beginning to look less like a coordinator of intelligence and more like yet another intelligence agency."