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The New CIA

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by OldRegular, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Hear nothing! See nothing! Speak nothing! That is apparently what O'bama wants as indicated by his appointment of the new CIA director, what's his name from Calefornia. At least they may not leak top secret documents to the "greatest newspaper in the world" in an attempt to damage the president and subsequently the country!
     
  2. KenH

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    "Coupled with Obama's decision to name Dawn Johnsen, an academic critic of torture, head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (the office that said yay to waterboarding and unlimited presidential authority in wartime), the Panetta selection shows that there might be real change in Washington, even if Bob Gates is staying on at the Pentagon and Larry Summers is back. These are both significant picks that send a significant signal: time to clean up the mess left behind by Bush."

    - http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/davidcorn/2009/01/how-ugly-could-a-panetta-confi.html

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  3. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like the same kind of tripe that comes from JC.
     
  4. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

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    I've not ever been so pessimistic for America's future...
     
  5. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Neither have I but I am old and !
     
  6. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    I haven't been this optimistic about America's future in a long time. :)
     
  7. JustChristian

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    If the CIA really was so ineffective as to be unaware of the looming 9/11 crisis it needed a dramatic shakeup. Obama said he wants a CIA that will give him the straight facts not what they think he wants to hear as they did during the Bush Presidency (his words).
     
  8. Bro. Curtis

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    Clinton tied our intelligence agencies' hands in order to hide his affair with Lewinsky. Bush should have jettisoned the whole department & filled it with loyalists, just like the zero has done.
     
  9. dragonfly

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    It's all Clinton's fault! Typical right-wing tripe.
     
  10. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

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    Is it factually wrong ? Or are you too lazy to look up any information to contradict me ?

    Debate, for once, DF.
     
  11. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    You need some evidence for that JC, just as you always demand.
     
  12. Bro. Curtis

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    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 - A military intelligence team repeatedly contacted the F.B.I. in 2000 to warn about the existence of an American-based terrorist cell that included the ringleader of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a veteran Army intelligence officer who said he had now decided to risk his career by discussing the information publicly.



    The officer, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, said military lawyers later blocked the team from sharing any of its information with the bureau.....



    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/politics/17intel.html
     
  13. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

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    Well Ken, I sincerely desire for your outlook to prevail...
     
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