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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    I'm pissed, all the al Qaeda assholes we could have killed, and it was only a plan.
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    "C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders"

    Good.

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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Ah OK. If this was the program that was concealed from them, I'm not as upset. This program is certainly a lot less abusive than some members of Congress had claimed. Of course they should've been notified anyway, but I was under the impression that this was going to be something that was an abuse of government power. If this is all it is, I'm relieved.
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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    1 - Why could Congress not be told of this?
    2 - we DID kill Qaeda leaders. What program was that under?
    3 - How do we know this program was only for AlQaeda?

    “It sounds great in the movies, but when you try to do it, it’s not that easy,” a former intelligence official said. “Where do you base them? What do they look like? Are they going to be sitting around at headquarters on 24-hour alert waiting to be called?”
    They had eight years of secrecy to get this program operational. Is this just another example of Bush/Cheney incompetence?
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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    1 - Why could Congress not be told of this?
    2 - we DID kill Qaeda leaders. What program was that under?
    3 - How do we know this program was only for AlQaeda?



    They had eight years of secrecy to get this program operational. Is this just another example of Bush/Cheney incompetence?
    I don't think it's necessarily incompetence...I can understand the point about it being a lot more difficult to assassinate specific targets than it seems in the movies. There's probably a lot of truth to that.

    I do think that #1 is a very good question. I don't see why something like this would need to be kept secret from Congress.
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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/us/14intel.html?hp





    This was the evil, corrupt, despicable plan that Cheney was hiding from the rest of us? This is what caused Pelosi, et al. to throw tizzy fits, screaming about how the Republicans were criminals?

    My god, what a diabolical plot. To think that the Bush administration advanced a plan to kill terrorists under a rationale that Obama has adopted.
    Damb that Pelosi. She made the Republicans screw the pooch.

    Cheney is hiding many things from the rest of us and congress.

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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Since 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency has developed plans to dispatch small teams overseas to kill senior al Qaeda terrorists, according to current and former government officials.

    The plans were never carried out, the officials said, and Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, cancelled the program last month.
    Why exactly didn't Cheney and Bush execute this plan they had for 7 years? Was Saddam more of an imminent threat than Al-Qaeda?
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    Seriously where was this big CIA assination plan back in the first gulf war when George SR. and Dick Cheney refused to take out the dreaded Saddam?

    This is all smoke and mirrors. Cheneys goose is cooked.

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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    This was the evil, corrupt, despicable plan that Cheney was hiding from the rest of us? This is what caused Pelosi, et al. to throw tizzy fits, screaming about how the Republicans were criminals?
    Sorry, but we do not have dictators in this country.

    In matters of covert ops, the Director of Central Intelligence by law must notify the intelligence oversight committees of the Congress.

    If the CIA was ordered not to tell congress as has been charged, this is about as serious as it gets.

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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    This is the absurd now quarterly Democrat lies/crimes/conspiracies Nonsense.

    Pelosi should be removed as Speaker.
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