In their defense, if you don’t have oversight then you can’t say you did any wrong:
On Friday, the White House issued a new executive order effectively gutting the Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), “created in 1976 in the wake of widespread abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies.” Under the order, many of the IOB’s investigative powers will now be transfered to DNI Mike McConnell. “Rather than intelligence agencies reporting their activities to the board for review, they will now report them to McConnell,” the AP notes.
It’s nice that Bush is doing things like this for President Obama or President Clinton. I am sure the wingers will agree it is a great idea also. (insert snark here)