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Tilting at Windmills

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August 17, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

UNLEASHING THE SPOOKS....The CIA, for obvious reasons, is not allowed to operate within the borders of the United States. The Bill of Rights is not exactly part of their operating manual.

The estimable Porter Goss, former CIA agent, currently Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and George Bush's candidate to head the CIA in the future, introduced a bill in June that would keep this ban in place except as otherwise permitted by law or as directed by the president.

In other words, it would allow the CIA to operate within the United States whenever the president felt like it. Obsidian Wings has the details.

Maybe somebody should bring this up during Goss' confirmation hearings?

Kevin Drum 3:04 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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