(offtopic) The NSA Won’t Promote Brilliant People

“Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.

“Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t hire brilliant people for jobs like this. You hire smart people. Brilliant people get you in trouble.”[…]

“The damage, on a scale of 1 to 10, is a 12,” said a former intelligence official.”


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