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Democrats say CIA out to get them
AmericanThinker ^ | May 13, 2009 | Rick Moran

Posted on 05/13/2009 11:00:26 AM PDT by Joiseydude

After watching for 8 years as the Central Intelligence Agency sought to bring down the Bush Administration, the Democrats have decided that the spooks attacking politicians is not a good idea.

Funny how "whistelblowers" turn into "leakers" almost overnight.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bds; cia; langley; paris; plamegate; shadowgovernment; spooks
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Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques in order to deflect attention and blame away from itself.

"I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others - that's what I think," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said he finds it "interesting" that a document detailing congressional briefings was released just as "some of the groups that have been responsible for these interrogation techniques were taking the most criticism."

Asked whether the CIA was seeking political cover by releasing the documents, Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said: "Sure it is."

The CIA has long been on the receiving end of harsh rebukes from Congress - on intelligence failures leading up to the war in Iraq, on secret prisons abroad and on the harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects. But with the release of records showing that it briefed members of Congress along the way, the CIA has effectively put lawmakers on the defensive.

1 posted on 05/13/2009 11:00:26 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

It’s about f4CK1N# time someone stood up to these corrupt pieces of garbage.


2 posted on 05/13/2009 11:03:13 AM PDT by CommieCutter (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_08.html)
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To: Joiseydude

Let us hope REAL AMERICANS get fed up with the Marxism that is being dumped on us and are ready to revoke it in 2010 and 2012.


3 posted on 05/13/2009 11:04:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: CommieCutter

They are bureaucrats looking out for themselves. Surprise. The Rats thought they were all on their side, but failed to recognize that when you threaten people with jail, ruin and humiliation that they are likely to turn on you with all the information they have.
We can only hope the Pelosi looses her Speakerhood over this..the country would be better off with her sitting in SFO wondering what happened to her plane.


4 posted on 05/13/2009 11:05:57 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Joiseydude

Democrats use the Stalinist tactic of revisionist history.

They find it very unfair when you use their own words against them.


5 posted on 05/13/2009 11:06:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: Joiseydude

The RATS have been trying to destroy the CIA (and the USA) for 40 years. They are shameless traitors.


6 posted on 05/13/2009 11:06:53 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Joiseydude
I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others - that's what I think,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.

Liar. The truth is that the DEMOCRATS wanted to destroy the Bush administration - Pelosi was the first to say she wanted it investigated. So, they opened the proverbial can of worms and now they're on the hook. Couldn't happen to a slimier group of low life.

7 posted on 05/13/2009 11:12:12 AM PDT by Bitsy
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I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others - that's what I think,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.

Liar. The truth is that the DEMOCRATS wanted to destroy the Bush administration - Pelosi was the first to say she wanted it investigated. So, they opened the proverbial can of worms and now they're on the hook. Couldn't happen to a slimier group of low life.

8 posted on 05/13/2009 11:12:12 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Joiseydude
It would be nice if SOMEBODY was out to “get” them!!!!!!

God knows the GOP apparently isn't!!!!!!

9 posted on 05/13/2009 11:12:36 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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“Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques in order to deflect attention and blame away from itself.”

Truth IS a defense. I seem to remember that from my green bean years as a kid. Gee, they must have missed that day in Civics Classes, but should have covered it in law school unless they were simply “Present” when that was covered.


10 posted on 05/13/2009 11:13:34 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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“Democrats express oturage that their selective decallsification of memos is being exposed”

meanwhile Cheney continues to call for declassification of studies abot thwarted terro plots, that he knows exist in the files of his office.

How honorable, Sandy Berger would have just stolen them, rewritten them with his company logo, and sold them back to the govt as an “antiterrorism study”


11 posted on 05/13/2009 11:13:38 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Joiseydude

Our CIA leakers can beat up your CIA leakers!!!


12 posted on 05/13/2009 11:15:14 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others - that’s what I think,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.

Liar. The truth is that the DEMOCRATS wanted to destroy the Bush administration - Pelosi was the first to say she wanted it investigated. So, they opened the proverbial can of worms and now they’re on the hook. Couldn’t happen to a slimier group of low life.


13 posted on 05/13/2009 11:15:18 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Joiseydude

The Same C.I.A. that still doesn’t know the soviet union collapsed?
Bet those Dems aren’t too scared.


14 posted on 05/13/2009 11:15:30 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Joiseydude

Someone please tell the demmies that only punching bags don’t hit back. What did they expect, they are dragging the CIA through the mud.


15 posted on 05/13/2009 11:19:43 AM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: Joiseydude

I hope the Dems just keep right on dissing the CIA. :)


16 posted on 05/13/2009 11:20:13 AM PDT by Nickname
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Well, the Democrats were the ones to declare that war. The CIA ranks "dead last", so to speak, among those I would make an enemy.

I wonder if I'm too old to join the CIA?

17 posted on 05/13/2009 11:29:15 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Joiseydude

This is hysterical! Keep talking dumb@$$e$ and more will trickle out hopefully the Friday before the 2010 elections they will send out something that will really look bad!


18 posted on 05/13/2009 11:33:22 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: CommieCutter

Are you referring to the CIA or the Democrats?


19 posted on 05/13/2009 11:42:33 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: chris_bdba

Like that old song says,”Don’t tug on Superman’s cape, don’t p*ss into the wind, don’t pull the mask off that ol’ Lone Ranger, and don’t f**k with the CIA.”


20 posted on 05/13/2009 11:45:02 AM PDT by technically right
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