Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Paging Monsieur Hoover, Monsieur J. Edgar Hoover
Political Wire: The Spies Under Napolean's Tomb: "'A former French spy chief has revealed how a bunker beneath Napoleon's tomb was used by hundreds of secret policemen to monitor the conversations of politicians, writers and celebrities,' the Times of London reports.

'Abusing the near absolute powers of the French presidency,' the late President Francois Mitterrand 'set up a cell of security officials in the Elysee Palace to protect secrets' and 'keep tabs on his enemies.'"

That is just incredible. And strangely reminiscent of a certain FBI Director in American history that is roundly condemned in modern consideration.

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