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    CIA Good Or Bad?

    Is the CIA Good or Bad?
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    The CIA is that part of the government that "deals with" our enemies over outside the country.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Other: promoting US interests.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    you could ask them yourself, and they could tell you, but then they'd have to...well, you know the rest.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    you could ask them yourself, and they could tell you, but then they'd have to...well, you know the rest.
    Hey, other, get back into the poll options.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    It depends on what you mean. It could certainly use being more up-to-date and effective.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Hey, other, get back into the poll options.
    other, of course.

    Like any organization made up of fallable human beings, they are capable of good or bad, but I tend toward giving them the benefit of the doubt as their primary mission is to promote US interests and safety abroad.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Can you elaborate on what you mean by up-to-date Dav?

    Are American foreign interests typically a good thing or a bad thing... that's what I'm getting at.
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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Can you elaborate on what you mean by up-to-date Dav?
    Well my dad works for the CIA and according to him, they're basically stuck in the 1950s. Their job is to gather information and you think they'd want to utilize the internet, with all its ripe information on it, to do that, but they haven't gotten around to it yet. There are newer ways of gathering intelligence that they haven't bothered to explore. Keep in mind this is all just from word of mouth though, I don't know much about the subject myself.

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    Re: CIA Good Or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Well my dad works for the CIA and according to him, they're basically stuck in the 1950s. Their job is to gather information and you think they'd want to utilize the internet, with all its ripe information on it, to do that, but they haven't gotten around to it yet. There are newer ways of gathering intelligence that they haven't bothered to explore. Keep in mind this is all just from word of mouth though, I don't know much about the subject myself.
    The next wave of CIA employees (our generation) will more than likely be capable of "modernizing".

    It'll catch up. There were myths about the CIA from the Cold War as to it's capability, but must of it was probably rumors spread to impress the KGB.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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