Democrats Say CIA Misled Congress

Democrats Say CIA Misled Congress

There are 4 comments on the StartupJournal story from Jul 9, 2009, titled Democrats Say CIA Misled Congress. In it, StartupJournal reports that:

Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon E. Panetta has told lawmakers that the agency "concealed significant actions" from Congress, according to a letter released Wednesday from seven Democratic lawmakers.

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“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#1 Jul 9, 2009
The clueless incompetent Leon Panetta sold out the dignity, reputation, and sacrifice of the CIA agents claiming that they are selfish liars who deceived the liberal wtch queen Pelosi.
The America hating liberal Democrats proved time and again that they cannot care less about the national security of America and the CIA functionality since they push ‘new world order’ of Marxist Islamic revolution where CIA and US troops are not needed anymore.
The Democrats led by the African Islamic Dictator Obama and their ACLU lawyers Elite hate our CIA agents as they care more about the release from Gitmo and Iraq and Afghanistan the murderous Islamic terrorist who killed US troops and Americans as proud Muslims with full marandize rights even after they kill our US troops in Afghanistan.
Panetta who first stood up for our brave CIA agents who sacrifice their lives for US national security and denied any wrongdoing of CIA agents that were trashed by the power-seeking ruthless Pelosi. Evidently, Panetta was ordered to blame the CIA with lies to the ‘Queen’ in order to save the skin of the American hating and liar Speaker Pelosi by his boss the Islamic dictator Obama who is obsessed with the rights of Islamic terrorists and even us our tax money for sending them for vacation in Bermuda as free respectful Muslims.
Mike

Asheboro, NC

#2 Jul 9, 2009
LOL
Seeing as how the memos made their way to the freaking press Im not sure how Nancy and her butt buddy Leon expect anyone to believe their babe in the woods routine.
The scary thing would be if said routine were true in which case the out of work stripper who catches the 5 o clock news would know more than our own Congress. Dont seem likely.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#3 Jul 9, 2009
Nancy Pelosi and Panetta are not political allies. They are both from California, and do not have a history of being pals. Nothing was said abut the CIA as a whole, or about current CIA policy. It is clear that Panetta wants to establish a policy of truth-telling, or else not discussing a subject too sensitive to fully brief the Intelligence committee about - he does not support telling lies to Congress. That is proper. Apparently, he only found out about some instances where in the past, during the Bush years, one or a very few CIA briefers did not tell the truth to Congress and may have misled some members of Congress. That was what he reported to the Committee. Not a widespread pattern of deception. Not an attack on the CIA as a whole. Over-generalization would be a mistake. It probably will be necessary for Panetta to find out exactly who the briefers were who were not candid in their Congressional briefings. I am much less concerned with the position of the Obama Administration that they do not have to tell Congress all sorts of stuff that might need to be more highly classified. That is proper, in principle, and even in practice, if the line is drawn properly. But to lie or mislead congress is quite another matter. It reflects well upon Panetta and the CIA that when there has been a very limited amount of apparent misconduct, it is promptly reported, and investigated - probably internally by Panetta. As a former member of Congress, he has asufficiently pro-Congressional oversight view, and certainly would not condone lies to members of Congress. But as a new head of the CIA, he has the resonsibility to have great sensitivity to the necessity of carefully guarding highly sensitive classified information. Not telling, and saying they can't disclose some things, is lots better than telling lies.

“The Twilight Zone”

Since: Mar 07

Between Shadow and Light

#4 Jul 11, 2009
It's pathetic to hear the Democrats making these claims, don't they realise the damage they put out there with these careless remarks.

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