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Lurks Often Donating Member (505 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:57 AM
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15. If there is no no real oversight or responsibility, then
you need to blame the President you voted for and for Congress for failing to uphold their responsibilities. The President controls the CIA and Congress has oversight of the CIA, so either both are failing to do their jobs or they are privy to facts that we are not and making decisions based on those facts.

Of course if both the President and Congress lack the courage to rein in a rogue agency, as you allege, then we're pretty much screwed anyway.
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  -Is it right and constitutional for the CIA to be engaged in wars? Bonobo  Sep-30-11 12:17 AM   #0 
  - Simple answer----------NO!!  Angry Dragon   Sep-30-11 12:24 AM   #1 
  - How important of an issue is it in your opinion? Small, medium or large? nt  Bonobo   Sep-30-11 12:34 AM   #2 
     - In my world everything is inner-connected  Angry Dragon   Sep-30-11 12:55 AM   #5 
  - No, but they do it anyway.  TreasonousBastard   Sep-30-11 12:51 AM   #3 
  - Only wars which are justifiable.  AverageJoe90   Sep-30-11 12:53 AM   #4 
  - You might get more answers if you explained your meaning.  TheWraith   Sep-30-11 01:10 AM   #6 
  - Really good question.....  Grey   Sep-30-11 01:23 AM   #7 
  - "Engaged in warfare"... better for you?  Bonobo   Sep-30-11 04:12 AM   #8 
     - Because your OP is not even remotely clear.  TheWraith   Sep-30-11 09:59 AM   #22 
  - As long as it is  Enthusiast   Sep-30-11 04:29 AM   #9 
  - I hope the lack of interest in this question reflects a lack of interest in me the OP...  Bonobo   Sep-30-11 07:11 AM   #10 
  - read the book  biermeister   Sep-30-11 07:25 AM   #11 
  - Thanks for the tip! nr  Bonobo   Sep-30-11 07:39 AM   #13 
     - you may find that you're happier now without knowing :)  biermeister   Sep-30-11 03:54 PM   #24 
  - If there is no no real oversight or responsibility, then  Lurks Often   Sep-30-11 08:57 AM   #15 
  - uh...The CIA operates outside of the law, so why would the constitution matter?  Blue_Tires   Sep-30-11 07:38 AM   #12 
  - The CIA is our version of Rome's Praetorian Guards, UGH!  Odin2005   Sep-30-11 08:06 AM   #14 
  - "engaged in wars"  treestar   Sep-30-11 08:58 AM   #16 
  - How about committing acts of war as recognized by international law?  Puregonzo1188   Sep-30-11 09:01 AM   #18 
     - because they are interested in the needs of their people  treestar   Sep-30-11 09:05 AM   #19 
        - You are aware of what historical example I was referring to?  Puregonzo1188   Sep-30-11 03:20 PM   #23 
  - Have we ever declared war since the CIA was formed?  Puregonzo1188   Sep-30-11 08:59 AM   #17 
  - Central Intelligence Agency  xchrom   Sep-30-11 09:09 AM   #20 
  - What is the difference if it is a Marine or a CIA agent who kills the terrorist?  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-30-11 09:13 AM   #21 

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