Lawmaker Won't Deny Secret CIA Program Was 'Cheney Assassination Ring'

By David Edwards and Ron Brynaert

When the committee was informed by Director Panetta, everyone was stunned across the board, Republicans and Democrats. As well as we should be in terms of having something absolutely concealed from all members of Congress. The top leadership of the Congress didn't know. So this is serious.


More Democrats Call for Investigating the CIA

Alex Isenstadt, The Politico: "Calls for an investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency intensified this weekend amid revelations that former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the concealment of a covert agency spy program from Congress. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said that the Senate Intelligence Committee should 'absolutely' investigate the program."


CIA lies

by Dave Lindorff

If this were the democracy that the Founding Fathers thought they were creating, word from CIA Director Leon Panetta that his agency had lied to Congress and specifically that it had lied repeatedly from 9-11-2001 through the end of 2008 concerning an as-yet undisclosed secret program, would have virtually every member of Congress in a state of rebellion, demanding answers...

Calls grow for probe of CIA al Qaeda program



Congressional demands for an investigation grew on Monday over new disclosures that a secret CIA program to capture or kill al-Qaida leaders was concealed from Congress for eight years, perhaps at the behest of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The program, which never got off the ground and remains shrouded in mystery, was designed to target leaders of the terrorism network at close range, rather than with air strikes that risked civilian casualties, government officials with knowledge of the operation said Monday...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


How Bush and Cheney Revived the CIA's "Murder Inc."

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... the CIA had conducted in the early 1950s ("Project Artichoke") to develop interrogation and mind-control methods while using human guinea pigs. ...


THE CIA Assassination Program

By Adam Serwer

Siobhan Gorman reports in the Wall Street Journal that the CIA program recently disclosed to Congress by Leon Panetta was designed to target high-level Al Qaeda leaders for assassination--something the CIA has been explicitly barred from doing since the Ford administration.

Stop The Presses! The CIA Lied

By Emile Schepers

The C.I.A. was invented to spread lies, and to do a lot of other, worse things. It came into being after the end of the Second World War, when U.S. foreign policy was revamped to fight the Cold War, started out lying and has never stopped.

Cheney, the CIA, and Congress: Now What?

By Mcjoan

Senators are shocked, shocked I say, to discover that Dick Cheney directed the CIA to lie to them about a post-9/11 intelligence program. Certainly no one could have foreseen that.


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