Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It'd be a bigger surprise if C.I.A. didn't have secret plans

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Admit it: You think our government has Jason Bourne-like folks swarming the world's high-tension spots waiting for their chance to pounce. You know, kinda like the sharpshooters who took out the pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Since 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency has developed plans to dispatch small teams overseas to kill senior Qaeda terrorists, according to current and former government officials.

The plans remained vague and were never carried out, the officials said, and Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, canceled the program last month.

More from The New York Times.

Realizing we lack a fleet of bad asses is way more surprising than learning about Dick Cheney's role in the secret plot.

What is surprising, though, is that we, the tax payers, are continuing to provide Slickery Dick with security detail.

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