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

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    They had eight years, and the incoming Director of Central Intelligence was not informed of the existence of the program. So you have a private citizen, Dick Cheney, who for six months has kept knowledge of an operational CIA program to himself. Does this not stink?
    According to all the evidence, the program was never operational. So, no crime has been committed here.

    Another point, it's not the VP's job to brief the incoming director of CIA.

    The Bush haters are going to have a real hard time inventing a crime, this time, especially when the alledged crime was the classification of a program to zap AQ honchos, using a small, well trained team of experts rather than sending thousands of American kids onto the battlefield. This will end up being a feather in Bush's cap and mud on the Libbos's faces.
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    Re: C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    According to all the evidence, the program was never operational. So, no crime has been committed here.

    Another point, it's not the VP's job to brief the incoming director of CIA.

    The Bush haters are going to have a real hard time inventing a crime, .
    There is no evidence yet, so how are you so sure the program was not operational? What exactly did the DCI cancel last week, a conversation? Even with the little we know about this program, it is clear multiple crimes were committed. It has nothing to do with hating Bush, but of loving the ideals this country stands for and abhorring those who take advantage of their trust and position to undermine America.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sometimes, there's no time to ask Congress's permission to launch a mission.
    This program has apparently been on-and-off since 2001. I would think that someone could've found a few minutes to fit congressional notification into their schedule, at some point in the last eight years.

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    It certainly isn't a good idea to put the operational decision making process into the hands of a bunch of partisan politicians.
    Like I said...congressional AUTHORITY and congressional KNOWLEDGE are two different things.
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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?

    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.
    The sad part of all this bloviating from Democrats is that they think by outing this program and ensuring it can never be used makes us safer.

    But the real issue here is not how this "plan" was formed but never carried out, but the political posturing and efforts to continue to impugn the previous administration with public charges of criminal behavior we see Democrats clamoring for which is nothing more than an effort by them to provide cover for Pelosi's obvious lies that she was fooled by the CIA and NOT briefed on enhanced interrogation methods.

    I hope the American people see through the smoke screen provided by the drive-by media and vote these cretins OUT of office in 2010 and keep them in the margins of political power where they belong for a very long time.

    I also hope that the American people see how they have been FOOLED and DIS-INFORMED by the mainstream drive-by media with their blatant and OBVIOUS bias for Librul group think.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    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?
    Read the story and you will get your answer; it was about the logistics required to make it work.

    In other words, it was merely conceptual planning and never executed therefore did not require "notification" to Congress.

    Kind of makes it clear what morons the Democrats infesting congress are reducing themselves to; the little boy who cries wolf all the time, but in this story the little boy is crying wolf to hide his own lies and distortions of the truth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    It was not a "covert ops." It was being discussed, but was never implemented.
    Gill, Gill, Gill, whatever makes you think that FACTS matter to Libruls?

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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?
    Not at all; what I find offensive is that the operations never happened and now, thanks to Democrat stupidity, never will.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    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."
    Once more we have your OPINION about the issues surrounding Clinton's failure to act on information of Osama's whereabouts which is what I believe you are referring to here.

    Clinton certainly did NOTHING of the same thing and Clinton wasn't criticized as incompetent for not acting, he was criticized for his inability to act on ANYTHING; he may have been too busy seducing interns to care.

    But I look forward to seeing some FACTS to support your OPINIONs about why Clinton was criticized.

    It defies logic to me that anyone can still defend such a philandering liar; but there you go again. It begs the question, what does this have to do with the thread topic; NOT A DAMNED thing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Not at all; what I find offensive is that the operations never happened and now, thanks to Democrat stupidity, never will.
    The program was in existence for 8 years, yet you blame "Democratic stupidity" on its failure. Typical.

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

    I sure hope the Democrats have hearings and attempt to charge the previous administration with war crimes; should be entertaining to say the least.

    But alas, do not expect anything more than the typical public posturing using the willing drive-by media to prosecute the previous administration once again in the court of public opinion, but no charges will ever be brought because as ignorant as the Congressional Democrats are, they know they do not have a case and it is not their desire to prove it when their main goal is merely to dis-inform the American people and divert attention away from their own incompetence.

    But one thing we can all be assured of in this debate; the American people are LESS secure than they were in 2006 and will continue to be placed at great risk through the desperate efforts and political posturing by Democrats who could care less about our safety or the poor, but merely see it as OPPORTUNITY to expand their political power.

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