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  •  True -- Hersh is all about his network (4.00)
    That's what he's been so good at over the years, is developing relationships with low-to-mid level bureaucrats.  People who aren't in any position to influence policy, but who are implementing it.  An Air Force colonel here -- a DoD GS-14 there -- a few spooks and Foreign Service officers thrown in as well.  Most of these people are far along in their careers.  They may gripe over the water cooler, but they need to stay around to get their pensions -- most of them aren't going to quit and "go public" for purely practical reasons.  But they're sitting in their offices five days a week, popping Zantac every couple of hours because they're so pissed off about what's going on -- what they're being asked to play a small role in...

    ... and that's where Sy Hersh comes in.  These people aren't anywhere near the level where they can have in influence on policy, EXCEPT THAT -- they can talk to Sy Hersh...  maybe the story will get legs... maybe the public will finally "get it"...

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