Shhh -- Pass It On

You’ll never believe this, but the CIA has been keeping secrets. And there was a high-ranking government official involved. Shocking, I know. So check this out:

The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

As you can see, however, the CIA hasn’t been keeping secrets very well, so we’re back to business as usual. Carry on.