The State Dept. is the worst at giving away the Farm. But I’ll give them this — they kept the Chinese from getting our top secret defense systems until Clinton had this function moved to the Dept. of Commerce under Ron Brown. Pay The Piper Time — Loral, et.al. got to do their traitorous deeds without worry. Did Bush do anything to change any of this when he got into office? Either his team is the worst in recent memory, or they’re just more of the same. High Drama for the Peasants’ entertainment.
It is hard to figure. I think Bush never had the stomach to clear out the Executive Branch as he should. Perhaps the backlash against him would have been too great.