Insurrections and counter-insurgency operations, coups and countercoups - these have been the gaining Hegelian machinations of strident factions within and between both the Pentagon and the CIA for the past few years. Although next to nothing of this has been processed and packaged for public consumption by the regular Goebbelites of the fourth estate (or any estate for that matter), a muted civil war is raging within two of the institutions that more than any other stand for the real continuity of American power and policy beyond the soap operaesque windowdressing of poetically democratic squabblings over social security, immigration, and robotic missions to Mars.
Just below the veneer of cohesive and controlling civil government murmurs an escalating battle for decisive control of America through control of the Pentagon and the CIA - and thus control of what America controls and will control in the world at large. That nothing, less the most steganographically encrypted emanations of these hitherto covert battles, has reached the shelves of WalMart for public consumption reflects the dire and decisive nature of the stakes at hand for those involved. This silent civil war is intended to be resolved within the shadows of the myth of a God-graced nation at war without and at peace within.
Porter Goss's resignation is but one of many scintillations born of this belligerent brew. You might feel an urge to pick a side (if you could find one) but neither side needs or wants your involvement so just stick to American Idol if you have an insatiable desire to root, rave, and revel in the victory of a one over another.
P.S. The Bush clan will now do all to claim that the CIA is in shipshape and that they "believe the agency is on a very even keel, sailing well," to save face and keep the reality of this civil war under the public's radar. Bush's support and vested interests in attempts to crush a certain faction within the CIA has precariously floundered and now these enemies are coming at him and his cahoots with gathering and emboldened force. Bush is deeply shaken and visibly scared. (Notice his trembling thigh grip in the video).
There might not be blood on marbled floors as of yet but the game is now as physical as it is growing in lethality. The President is trembling - and most ominous of all, the President is saying that all is normal.
This is not a resignation. This is a visible manifestation of a countercoup in the true sense of the word.