September 7, 2004


CIA funds liberal efforts (Bill Gertz, 9/07/04, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration.

The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.

"The products of the [center] have a consistent theme: They criticize the Bush administration and provide ammunition for the Kerry campaign," said one U.S. official who has read the resulting reports and studies.

Anybody who's surprised that the Agency is trying to destabilize our government hasn't been paying attention.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2004 7:17 PM

One wonders if the CIA and State Dept. snipers planned their exit strategy. When Bush wins, they will need it.

Posted by: luciferous at September 7, 2004 7:26 PM

Well, that's $15 mill that can be sliced off their budget.

Posted by: Sandy P at September 7, 2004 7:33 PM

Just another reason why the CIA should just be closed down.

Posted by: Bart at September 7, 2004 10:19 PM

Bush needs to find a clone of Buford Pusser to run the CIA.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 7, 2004 11:20 PM

Susan Estrich has complained that the Dens arn't mean enough. I think the Bush administration is not mean enough.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 7, 2004 11:36 PM

After the CIA, then the State Department? Please?

Posted by: Roy Jacobsen at September 8, 2004 11:30 AM
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