The CIA is responsible for spying on our friends and enemies alike, and keeping our leaders informed about global situations and what's really going on. So when you have the CCP (China) lying to WHO about a SARS/Corona virus they were studying in a lab in Wuhan, and it got out into the general population, and they're burning the evidence and disappearing whistleblowers -- it is the CIA's job to make sure the President/Administration/Congress knows what the fuck is going on. The CDC handles the response to it, but the CIA gives us the intelligence to make informed decisions. They were completely absent on the whole COVID mess. This makes the Iraq War, Bush lied... fiasco (where George Tenet said, "WMD's were a slam dunk") look like it was competent.
Our "experts" and agencies that we poured billions into failed miserably at their charters. The TLA's (Three Letter Agencies) like the WHO
and CCP, all blew chunks and/or lied, undermining faith in them amongst the rational. The mainstream media was an embarrassment, getting most stories wrong by taking the far left view of everything, and later being discredited and having to reverse themselves. By being the tools of the far left (DNC) and MSM, Big Tech (Social Media) was worse, censoring stories that didn't fit their agenda, and later it turning out all they did is magnify disinformation that they claimed to be protecting us from. And of course progressive's (politicians and individuals), in demanding conformity to the far left collective, managed to do more harm than COVID ever could. So what did we learn?
The Central Intelligence Agency, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world. The CIA has no law enforcement function and is mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with extremely limited domestic intelligence collection allowed. While there are many highly competent people doing their best to protect our country, there seems to be extreme dysfunction at the top, as they are a clown car of incompetence for the last generation.