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conquer

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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #135 on: December 12, 2007, 01:16:24 am »

Barry Hufker wrote on Tue, 11 December 2007 16:09

Former CIA agent agrees waterboarding is torture and that it was approved at top levels in the government.  While this may get the CIA off the hook, it implies Bush committed a felony.

Barry


It is hard to buy that CIA members are betraying their agency that easy. What a lack of respect!

A wild and novelistic guess is that it might be part of a well strategic planning to heat up the enemy and receive attacks from them.

After that, the war of Iraq can be transfered to another country of the Middle East.

sigh* Rolling Eyes



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Barry Hufker

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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #136 on: December 12, 2007, 04:38:16 pm »

The latest: The ACLU is suing the CIA for violating a court order when it destroyed the two video tapes.  Go ACLU!

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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #137 on: December 13, 2007, 05:51:46 am »

Dumb question: how does the CIA get it's financing?

what I mean is, I KNOW it comes from taxes but what offices are responsible for determining how much goes to the CIA?
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Jon Hodgson

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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #138 on: December 13, 2007, 08:06:16 am »

maxdimario wrote on Thu, 13 December 2007 10:51

Dumb question: how does the CIA get it's financing?

what I mean is, I KNOW it comes from taxes but what offices are responsible for determining how much goes to the CIA?


Well this is what I found..

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While classified, the budget and size of the CIA are known in detail and scrutinized by the Office of Management and Budget and by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Defense Subcommittees of the Appropriations Committees in both houses of Congress. The resources allocated to the CIA are subject  to the same rigorous examination and approval process that applies to all other government organizations.

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Barry Hufker

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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #139 on: December 13, 2007, 10:56:22 am »

"The resources allocated to the CIA are subject to the same rigorous examination and approval process that applies to all other government organizations."

Now if only their actions were that rigorously scrutinized!
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Re: Waterboarding used to be torture
« Reply #140 on: December 13, 2007, 11:05:13 am »

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 13 December 2007 07:56

"The resources allocated to the CIA are subject to the same rigorous examination and approval process that applies to all other government organizations."

Now if only their actions were that rigorously scrutinized!

Of course they are. The rest of the government isn't subject to particularly rigorous examination.

DS
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