CROOKS AND LEAKERS. The Post editorial page often disappoints, but yesterday's missive on Porter Goss's zealous pursuit of CIA employees who blow the whistle on illegal torture and detentions is a good one. The only thing I would say is that it's past the time to drop the pretense that the administration's problem is, say, an objectionable nonchalance about torture or an unwillingness to take the problem seriously. They're just for torture and secret, illegal detentions. That said, things are getting so bad for the administration that even Robert Samuelson is making good points, observing, in regard to the White House personnel shakeup, that "if you're driving in the wrong direction, or not driving at all, changing chauffeurs doesn't help."

--Matthew Yglesias

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