posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 09:51 PM
Bush SR was head of the CIA for a year in 1975-76, although he was reluctant to take the job because he thought it might damage his political career.
This was right during the time time that all the "Family Jewels" were coming out of the closet: MK-Ultra, Frank Olson's murder, biowarfare,
assassinations, overthrowing governments, all of it.
Bush had connections with the CIA back to the 1950s when he ran an independent oil company and visited important countries and leaders in the Persian
Gulf. He also supposedly helped with the recruitment and training of anti-Castro Cubans when Eisenhower and the Kennedy brothers were waging the
covert war against him.
The antipathy that many in the CIA felt toward Kennedy because of the Bay of Pigs is well known, although there are still others who think too much is
made of that--even that the whole operation was set up to fail from the start and that no amount of support from the outside could have made any
I'm not so sure that the CIA was all that upset over Kenendy's reluctance in Vietnam, though, since they were the ones reporting all the time that
it probably couldn't be won. They actually wanted to get rid of corrupt, unpopular dictators like Diem, Trujillo, Batista, the Somoza family, etc,
as did Kennedy.
My suspicion is that many in the CIA came to prefer Obama to Bush JR because of the quagmire in Iraq and his failed economics policies. There's no
way I can prove this, but I believe Obama had overwhelming support from people working overseas in various capacities, probably on the order of
10-to-1. Bush's mishandling of domestic and foreign policy was the reason--just one disaster after another. People working overseas could see
clearly that things just couldn't go on this way any more.
Then Gen. Powell endorsed Obama. Not because he was black--no one who knows anything about Powell would ever believe that he thinks that way--but it
was a signal to many people to get on board behind Obama if they weren't already.
Speaking of Obama's father, he was certainly the kind of young, reforming, anti-Communist nationalist that the CIA would have wanted to support in
the Cold War years. Those were the people the U.S. actually preferred to work with if it could find them, and it's why the intelligence agencies
have always taken a strong interest in all these exchange programs of students and faculty to foreign countries. No one knew better that many of the
regimes the U.S. was supporting were highly corrupt and unpopular with their own people, and that newer leadership was necessary.
Obama's mother was working in Indonesia, another key country in a crucial period. Obviously, the CIA always used journalists and academics as a
cover to learn about foreign countries, especially at the grassroots levels. They had plausible reasons for being there, after all. This is not to
say that Obama's parents were CIA agents, but certainly the agency was always closely aware of all these programs involving important countries.