People can and do come to us for the straight answers.

This was the ethos of the intelligence analysis directorate during most of the 27 years I spent there.

We all move in our circle of friends and neighbors. ... One must never try to do something like this alone. It requires a community, no matter how small.

This is a matter of principle where she said my oath, my promise not to reveal secrets is superseded by my oath to defend the constitution of the United States.

It was simply a slow, dead man walking kind of thing. I had expected turbulence, the worst I experienced was people averting their eyes and the most common reaction was people looking at me, silence.

Pete Hoekstra was one of the few people in our government who would be able to stop this.

I do not wish to be associated, however remotely, with an agency engaged in torture.

That's a loophole you can drive a Mack truck through.