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

    Scuza me, but does it offend some people that AQ bosses were targeted for death?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    You are six weeks behind on your Republican Talking Points Daily Memo. Pelosi was right, she was lied to. In fact, CIA director Panetta was also lied to.
    No she wasn't what part of this story do you folks don't understand that this program never got past the discussion stage and that Mr. Bush did tell Congress as a matter of fact he told the whole World.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catman View Post
    Scuza me, but does it offend some people that AQ bosses were targeted for death?
    NO! Absolutely not.

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

    Let's look at this question another way. In regards to the security of this country, should the CIA be responsible to Congress or the President only? What would be the implications if the CIA were only responsible to the President?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Let's look at this question another way. In regards to the security of this country, should the CIA be responsible to Congress or the President only? What would be the implications if the CIA were only responsible to the President?
    Things would get done simple to the point

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Things would get done simple to the point
    It would be more expedient, but what of checks and balances? Without Congressional oversight for such a weapon as the CIA, the executive branch would be grossly powerful. The president would be able to abuse such an asset with no one to know. So, I think that though the CIA needs more support, and none should be prosocuted for their actions under Bush/Cheney, there still needs to remain some oversight by Congress. After all, Congress holds powers over our greatest asset, the military and the intelligence agencies should be no different.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    this program never got past the discussion stage
    Can I sell you a bridge?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Can I sell you a bridge?
    Every single thing I've read, heard, and seen says it was never operational.

    If you have proof that it was, let's see it.

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

    The irony here is seeing folks be so understanding of the Bush administration for not being able to pull this off. Of course when Clinton tried the exact same thing and the Pentagon told him they just couldn't do it, when he personally requested "black ops" teams to go in covertly and snatch or kill enemies and was told "we just don't have the kind of resources to do that"....well Clinton was incompetent, Clinton did nothing, in fact I was remember being called a liar...as was Richard Clarke...because "the Pentagon and CIA just don't say no to the President."

    So the big secret is we had a "plan to covertly kill Al Qaeda?" I doubt this is the only thing the CIA hid from Congress, but if I'm wrong and this is it...then who cares? I'm glad they had a plan. I'm disappointed they couldn't make it work. But I understand the challenges.
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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Things would get done simple to the point
    Wrong. Nothing would be simple or to the point. The CIA has a very long history of doing very bad things in the name of the U.S. It would end up making the 60's through the 80's look like an episode of "Get Smart." There must be oversight.
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