What happened on September11, 2001?
The CIA has done some good jobs and it has done some very bad jobs.
It has done some things that it shouldn't have done and it hasn't done some things that it should have done.
Someone should have been held to account for some of the CIA's monumental failures and I don't recall that ever happening.
Last edited by shrubnose; 03-29-14 at 12:46 PM.
The CIA is patriotic and trustworthy to a degree. Where that ends and...something else begins....I do not know.
I wouldn't trust them though.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Senate torture report examines hunt for bin Laden
"Feinstein and other senators have spoken only vaguely of the contents of the classified review.
But they have made references to the divergence between their understanding of how the bin Laden operation came together and assertions of former CIA and Bush administration officials who have defended harsh interrogations.
Responding to former CIA deputy director Jose Rodriguez's argument that Mohammed and al-Libi provided the "lead information" on the bin Laden operation, Feinstein and Levin said, "The original lead information had no connection to CIA detainees."
They rejected former CIA Director Michael Hayden's claim that evidence on the couriers began with interrogations at black sites and Attorney General Michael Mukasey's declaration that intelligence leading to bin Laden began with Mohammed.
The facts, they said, show that the CIA learned of the courier, his true name and location "through means unrelated to the CIA detention and interrogation program." They have cited a "wide variety of intelligence sources and methods."
Terror suspects who were waterboarded "provided no new information about the courier" and offered no indication of where bin Laden was hiding, the senators said.
Feinstein will push to release a summary of the intelligence committee's review later this week, starting a declassification process that could take several months before any documents are made public."
It was, like what the US has been doing, an attack. No troops came to US shores and started killing civilians.
Your wonderful and loyal CIA completely failed to see that coming, even though it was the SECOND TIME THE SAME PEOPLE attacked. The same CIA that got ARab spring completely wrong and failed to even see the fall of the Berlin Wall....
So, go ahead, let them continue to torture and wreak havoc around the globe, getting it right of course, like they did in Ukraine.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt