Thursday, January 1, 2015

"Do We Need the C.I.A.?”

"I want to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds," said John F. Kennedy of his future murderers, quoted by James W. Douglass in his tome, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.

Fifty-one years later and after the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, welcome news from the Future of Freedom Foundation's Jacob G. Hornberger that finally being raised is "a question that ordinarily would be found mainly on libertarian websites" — A Radical Question About the CIA in the Mainstream Press.

The article made me aware of the fact hat the Empire State's own "Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan [had] introduced bills in 1991 and 1995 to abolish the Central Intelligence Agency and transfer its powers to the State Department." He shared a chapter titled "Two Independent Catholic Liberals Diverged in a Wood" in Look Homeward America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals by Bill Kauffman, whjo called interning in Washington for the senator "an anarchist-making experience."

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Blogger Donald R. said...

If it was JUST an intelligence gathering agency, we could probably put up with it. In its current form, actively involved in the affairs of other countries (and in our own--to what end?), we would be better off without it.

January 1, 2015 at 6:19 PM  

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