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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:57 PM
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White House Orders Purge of CIA 'Liberals'
Story is at http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1114-01.htm

White House Orders Purge of CIA 'Liberals,' Sources Say
Agency officials believed to be disloyal to Bush are reportedly the targets

by Knut Royce

WASHINGTON - The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter J. Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources.

"The agency is being purged on instructions from the White House," said a former senior CIA official who maintains close ties to both the agency and to the White House. "Goss was given instructions ... to get rid of those soft leakers and liberal Democrats. The CIA is looked on by the White House as a hotbed of liberals and people who have been obstructing the president's agenda."

One of the first casualties appears to be Stephen R. Kappes, deputy director of clandestine services, the CIA's most powerful division. The Washington Post reported yesterday that Kappes had tendered his resignation after a confrontation with Goss' chief of staff, Patrick Murray, but at the behest of the White House had agreed to delay his decision until tomorrow.

But the former senior CIA official said that the White House "doesn't want Steve Kappes to reconsider his resignation. That might be the spin they put on it, but they want him out." He said the job had been offered to the former chief of the European Division who retired after a spat with then-CIA Director George Tenet.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:58 PM
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1. How the hell could 51% be so stupid to vote for this ass???
:wtf:? Bush is making national security into a partisan issue!
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Ducks In A Row Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:00 PM
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2. "disloyal" to prez = doing their job correctly
meaning they refused to buy into the lies for going to iraq.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:01 PM
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3. Oh yay, even our secret police will be "Bushco-only"
:scared:
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neohippie Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:03 PM
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4. forget about purging the folks that produced faulty intelligence
Why purge the folks responsible for not uncovering the information in time to stop 9/11 or those folks who produced the faulty intelligence that declared there were weapons of mass destruction or the other intelligence failures when we can purge liberals, and anyone who might offer another point of view.
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:08 PM
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5. Removing the Dems will...
remove the "Intelligence" from Central Intelligence Agency.
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kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:17 PM
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7. The Central Incompetence Agency
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:19 PM by kohodog
They will be incompetent with regard to national security, but I bet thet'll be great at finding dissenting citizens to harass by expanding the no fly list, making it tough to get passports, etc.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:18 PM
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8. There are no Dems in the CIA.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:34 PM
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9. Dunno about that, but say goodbye to the moderate Repubs.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:42 AM
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11. that's silly
of course there are Dems in the CIA. They may be a minority but they are there. hell, there's a GBLT Employee Group there.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:11 PM
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6. Great - now we'll have incompetent morons in the CIA AND
In the White House.

Yet they'll still say "It wasn't OUR fault." when they fuck up.
They'll blame the people they 'purged' for years.

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Tamyrlin79 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:45 PM
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10. I just hope those liberals have access to a copy machine...
So they can copy any important and damaging files before they get ousted.

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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:22 AM
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12. if they have a partisan purge there, look for lots of leaks
in the near future.

bush has already pissed off the intelligence community on several occasions. this one could bring forth revelations going all the way back to poppy's days.

as dirty as the bush family is, the cia's the last bunch i'd want mad at me. they could take him down in about 100 different ways.

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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 10:50 AM
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13. Yay! Now all our wars will be backed up by a solid consensus...
... of the accuracy of the "evidence"!

(/SARCASM OFF)
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 03:26 PM
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14. Oy vey - if true I think they make a big mistake. Leaks? Forget about
leaks. How about major eruptions?
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Gut Check Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 03:53 PM
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15. WTF is this a democracy or a dictatorship?? nt



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