They might get it but are unable to do anything about it.
I’m sure the Clintons riddled the CIA with ideological appointees as a way to cripple it, with a view toward obstructing/undermining any more aggressive administration to follow. Hopefully our current President has been equally ideological in his hiring practices IOT reconfigure and protect the agency against a future Dem administration. The CIA’s incompetence has become legendary, beginning with the tragicomic George Tenet, whose preoccupation in retirement seems to be recovering his “reputation”, as if anyone cares; instead, he should be asking forgiveness for the lives lost and the political cost of his incompetence. And yet, like an Inspector Clouseau, for all his bumbling he will be rescued by our military’s victory; and rather than being the architect of defeat, he will be remembered as just a weak kneed confabulator whose sins prompted the reform of his institution.