Connecting The Wrong Dots

Perhaps one reason the "dots" were not connected in the case of the knickerbomber is because our intelligence agencies are otherwise occupied.
The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government’s intelligence assets — including spy satellites and other classified sensors — to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change. They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests.
The story assures us that this won't distract any spies from their usual work, but as it also blithely assures us that President Bush was against environmental initiatives, I feel justified in skepticism.

Behold the quality journalism:
It is unclear why Medea died in the early days of the Bush administration, but President George W. Bush developed a reputation for opposing many kinds of environmental initiatives. 
Golly. Perhaps the reporter could have called some Bushies and asked them; there is no need to speculate. I bet there are analysts employed at Langley right now who have enough institutional memory to explain the thinking.

But since we are going to merely speculate, isn't it just barely possible that Bush thought the CIA should be protecting the nation, not monitoring the weather?