I don’t sign that many petitions – but this one I’m signing for sure.
Former President Harry Truman said he’d wanted to create the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason that George W. Bush said he’d wanted to create the director of national intelligence, in order to have a single agency reconcile conflicting information from various other agencies.
“I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations,” wrote Truman, who wanted the CIA restricted to “intelligence.” Background:
> Harry Truman: Limit CIA Role To Intelligence
> McClatchy: WikiLeaks shows CIA cracked smart phones, hid flaws from Apple
> David Talbot: The Devil’s Chessboard
> Douglas Valentine: The Phoenix Program
> CNN: Karzai: CIA Promises to Continue Cash Payments
> The Atlantic: Drone War Has More Victims Than Bush-Era CIA Scandals
> Washington Post: An Alternative Explanation for Benghazi
We’ve now had 70 years of government overthrows, election interference, arming…
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