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We slogged through the same swamps on patrols, passed clandestine messages to each other, survived a simulated terrorist kidnapping and interrogation, kicked pallets from cargo planes, completed parachute jumps, and literally helped picked ticks off each other after weeks in the woods at a CIA training facility. We knew each other's secrets. We shared our fears, failures, and successes. We came to rely on each other in a way you do not find in normal civilian life. We understood that a slip of the tongue could end in death for those close to us or for people we didn't even know. We were trained by the best, to be the best. We were trained by the Central Intelligence Agency. They may not appreciate what they have created.
Clearly some in the Bush Administration do not understand the requirement to protect and shield national security assets. Based on published information we can only conclude that partisan politics by people in the Bush Administration overrode the moral and legal obligations to protect clandestine officers and security assets.
We joined the CIA to fight against foreign tyrants who used the threat of incarceration, torture, and murder to achieve their ends. They followed the rule of force, not the rule of law. We now find ourselves with an administration in the United States where some of its members have chosen to act like foreign tyrants. As loyal Americans and registered Republicans we implore President Bush to move quickly and decisively against those who, if not apprehended, will leave his Administration with the legacy of being the first to allow political operatives to out clandestine officers.
Originally posted by deltaboy
im surprise Souljah that u would believe these CIA people., i thought u dont trust the CIA itself. maybe we should abandon the CIA and get a new agency for people believe the CIA is obsolete.
Originally posted by grad_student
The question is what is a suitable punishment? Death seems just not appropriate.
I think one of the biggest problems in our modern intelligence is that there isn't much secrecy to the CIA. It's become so well known, and so ineffective, that the media actually knows more than the agents do.
I commend the reporter's initiative to digging up the dirt ... they have done a much better job than George Tenet's WMD search did! However, I question their loyalty as American Citizens by not revealing their sources.
There isn't much point in having a clandestine service that spills its guts when the going gets tough. Look at Deep Throat, he waited 30 years before revealing his identity.