2 thoughts on “Clinton’s pro-CIA criticism of Sanders fizzles with liberal pundits”

  1. The fact that the CIA STILL can’t answer simple, direct questions about the assassination of a president 50+ years after the fact, disqualifies them as an arm of government working in the public interest, IMO.

  2. This is a very good article. I have thought my entire adult life that CIA was one of the worst manifestations of the National Security Act of 1947, which itself was an affront to the democratic principles the nation was supposedly founded upon.

    The Case For Abolishing The CIA
    Op-Ed December 20, 2005 The New Republic Online

    “In his memoir, Present at the Creation, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson expressed his misgivings about the creation of the CIA in 1947. “I had the gravest forebodings about this organization and warned the President that as set up neither he, the National Security Council, nor anyone else would be in a position to know what it was doing or to control it.” In 1991 and again in 1995, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduced bills to abolish the CIA and assign its functions to the State Department, which is what Acheson and his predecessor, George Marshall, had advocated. But Moynihan’s proposal was treated as evidence of his eccentricity rather than of his wisdom and never came to a vote.
    It’s time to reconsider Moynihan’s proposal, or least the reasoning behind it. Al Libi’s case, combining gross incompetence with the violation of international law, shows that the problems Moynihan and others cited have, if anything, gotten worse under George W. Bush. The intelligence reform act passed last year didn’t address them; and the current director Porter Goss appears oblivious to them. These problems have for years plagued the two main functions of the agency: intelligence gathering and covert action.

    Read more at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2005/12/20/case-for-abolishing-cia


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