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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 10:20 AM
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20. I wish I could remember in whose book I read it,
but in hindsight, this made sense.

I seem to remember at the time when there was talk of arming the Predator that neither the CIA nor Defense wanted to take responsibility for it.

What easier way to get the job done than to contract it out (probably off budget also) and then wash their hands of the whole mess.
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