A memo sent to more than a dozen government agencies by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says a question added to lie detector tests will help deter leaks to the media.The wording suggests that the proposed question is a shrewd and subtle masterpiece of psychology designed to catch the questionee off-balance and by its unexpectedness evoke revealing answers, but no, it's "Have you blown whistles to the media lately?".
So the CIA spent two decades spiking the drinks of every second passer-by with LSD or sodium pentothal in the hope of finding a truth serum (rather than rely on comprehensively discredited polygraph tests), but the Three-Letter Agencies are still entrusting their own employees to the same lie-detection technology and the same corrupt contractors. Why not go the whole way and bring back witch-pricking needles and palmistry?
It would have been nice to think that the Security Kabuki is just for the rubes and that the agencies know better than to take their confidentiality cargo-cult seriously. This is like learning that the Pope still believes in god.
At least the news provides an excuse to link to the Screaming Blue Messiahs.
At certain other marquee-tag-abusing blogs a Facepalm would be chasing Ann Althouse by now, but at Riddled we pride ourselves on unpredictability.