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Is it time to abolish the CIA?

The NYTimes.com asks: “Would the security needs of the United States be better served if the agency were dismantled?”

Three responses are especially apt. All of them note that CIA abuses of power are deeply rooted in the agency’s history, going back to the Kennedy presidency.

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Rachel Maddow traces CIA torture program back to JFK investigation

CIA ignores own lessons in developing torture program, says MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

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Why Congress caves to the CIA

Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic on how the CIA is trying to roll the Senate Intelligence Committee — and is getting away with it. Read more

Did the CIA spy on the U.S. Senate?

This story from McClatchy DC would seem to raise the possibility:

Probe sought of CIA conduct in Senate study of secret detention program 

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