An excerpt from Herbert E. Meyer:
Our objective should be to push the CIA ahead of the curve on the one overriding issue to our country's security: the war. So, take a piece of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle. On the left side list all those world leaders and governments that genuinely want us to win. On the right side list those who, whatever their public pronouncements and even their private assurances, really want us to lose. (The only rule here is that there is no third category; as the president himself has said, if you aren't with us on this you are against us.) The list on the left will be very, very short. The list on the right will be long, and will encompass most of our so-called allies including, alas, our neighbors to the north and south. What we need to know is this: What can all these leaders and governments do to hurt us in the coming months, and what are they likely to do?
Today the CIA has neither the analytic nor the operational talent to provide these answers.