I knew way back in '84 that we did not really have the best and brightest at the helm of either the ship of state or the intel community. I had no idea they were all triggly puff.
The Foreign Service was once a deep reservoir of men steeped in the language, history, politics and everything else foreign. They were, of course, ignored but still and all, they were replaced by twits, clothing thieves, faggots and other scum.
To be honest, that kind of shit stripe will offer us endless words, paragraphs, twits about nonsense and not one of them is an actual political/real/politik analyst.
Srsly, a high gov official is denounced for stealing clothes. Did anyone at all look at what he was supposed to be doing in his job? NO!