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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:05 AM
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Aggrieved with CIA, a former spy goes to court
from the January 11, 2005 edition

Aggrieved with CIA, a former spy goes to court

A cold-war operative asks Supreme Court to restore his pay, raising questions about court's role in intelligence matters.

By Warren Richey | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON When a high-ranking diplomat for a Soviet bloc country sought to defect many years ago, US intelligence officials used a classic technique to persuade him to remain in his post and become a spy for America.

In exchange for providing useful intelligence, he and his wife were promised US citizenship, new identities in America, and financial aid for the rest of their lives.

Now, the former diplomat says he held up his end of the bargain, risking his life to help protect US security. But with the cold war over, the Central Intelligence Agency cut off his $27,000 annual stipend and wants nothing more to do with him.

Tuesday, the former spy's case arrives at the US Supreme Court where the justices are to decide whether agreements made during secret intelligence operations may be scrutinized and enforced by federal judges. The case, Tenet v. John Doe and Jane Doe (both pseudonyms), is important because it raises potentially far-reaching questions about the separation of powers. It comes as the Bush administration continues to attempt to carve out areas of exclusive presidential power - particularly in waging the war on terror.
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http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0111/p02s01-usju.html

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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:31 AM
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1. We've lost even more credibility...
and the security of this country has been further jeopardized by the asshole in the White House. How are we supposed to get people in other countries to cooperate with us if they know we won't hold up our end of the bargain?
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:21 AM
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2. Why would anyone believe the word of this government anymore?
Especially foreigners. Hell, they lie to use....why would they expect any better treatment?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:43 AM
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3. US government SOP; USE people, then discard.
Which, of course, is why "they" hate us. I don't blame them.
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MHalblaub Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:59 AM
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4. Answer from one of "they"
I can't answer for "they" but I want you to know that I don't hate "us". Just that part of "us" having real big parties while still deads are on the beaches and some poor boys and girls kill and get killed for profit.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:09 AM
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5. Duplicate
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