Lying again DB? Cuts to the CIA's budget were started under George HW Bush and Clinton continued the initiatives begun by him putting more emphasis on economic intelligence and uncovered 250 cases of aggressive lobbying by foreign governments on behalf of their domestic industries that were competing against US firms for business overseas.<quoted text>
You must have recently finished one of those speed reading courses. You did your research in an astoundingly short period of time.
... or, you didn't bother to learn anything and just began spewing the party line bullshit you allow yourself to be indoctrinated with.
How about you be a different type of Democrat. How about you actually become informed with the facts.
I'll help you. For your convenience, I'll give you the post again. Here are some steps you can take to learn the facts of our recent history, and then you'll know something about which you speak, instead of appearing to be an ignorant dupe mindlessly spouting out the indoctrinated party line bullshit:
Please search "Bill Clinton CIA human rights purge" to answer your question. You will learn how Clinton gutted the CIA, and when Bush took office the United States didn't even have a functioning intelligence agency. Bush had to rely on the same information Bill Clinton used until he rebuilt the CIA.
Please search "Saddam Hussein UN oil for food" to learn about the UN's oil-for-food scam that Saddam Hussein was using to rebuild his infrastructure for war that Bush put a stop to.
Please search "Saddam Hussein 18 UN resolutions" to learn why it was necessary to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
Please search "9/11 Zacharias Moussaoui" to learn how Bush rebuilt the US intelligence network from the ahses Bill Clinton left him and arrested one of the 9/11 hijackers before 9/11, and how we had the 9/11 plans in our possession before 9/11 but liberal judges wouldn't let the FBI look into Moussaoui's hard drive. However, those liberal judges didn't have any PUBLIC objections on 9/12.
No judge ever denied requests to examine Moussaoui's hard drive it was the FBI who decided there was insufficient grounds to obtain a FISA warrant.