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What good is the CIA?
Posted By JTE On February 27, 2007 @ 11:20 am In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments
The fact that so much of what the “intelligence” community does is done in secret makes it a little hard to judge the worth of their efforts. But here are a few things to consider.
2) When they don’t accomplish things, the bad results are avoided perhaps only by the grace of God (and the more cool-headed minds that stand between the U.S. intelligence community and whatever it is they are trying to accomplish). Case in point: intelligence on Iran’s nuclear programs turns out to be pretty much a bunch of junk .
Speaking of which, I liked Alexander Cockburn’s recent column on selling bridges to the New York Times . (Full column available to Nation subscribers only, but this intro is a nice taste.)
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 turns out badly: http://www.counterpunch.org/brzezinski.html
 Very: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/10/1425222
 very: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA%20Hits/Iran_CIAHits.html
 badly: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA%20Hits/CIA_GreatestHits.html
 a bunch of junk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2019235,00.html
 selling bridges to the New York Times: http://www.thenation.com/docprem.mhtml?i=20070305&s=cockburn