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Watch Who You’re Calling a Liar (Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program)
Newsweek ^ | 7-9-09 | Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff

Posted on 07/09/2009 9:15:33 PM PDT by STARWISE

Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program after some members of Congress say CIA misled them.


CIA Director Leon Panetta has ordered an internal inquiry into the agency's handling of a contentious and still highly classified intelligence program that has caused a heated dispute between the CIA and Democrats on the House intelligence committee.

The move by Panetta appears to be an implicit acknowledgment by the agency that it should have disclosed information about the post-9/11 secret program to Congress much earlier than it did.


CIA and congressional officials have refused to describe the nature of the covert program, but insisted it is not connected to the CIA's use of controversial "enhanced" interrogation techniques.

But the program's existence erupted into a major political dispute Wednesday night when seven Democrats on the House intelligence committee released a letter charging that the agency had "concealed significant actions" and "misled" members of Congress by failing to inform the oversight committees about the program until last month.

The Democrats demanded that Panetta "publicly correct" his statement of May 15 declaring that "it is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress."

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Damn them ... very cunning how this was set up and is being couched and portrayed. I think they were aiming to do this 'investigation' all along, and Isikoff and the vengeful libs are drooling.
1 posted on 07/09/2009 9:15:34 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...


2 posted on 07/09/2009 9:18:24 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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I hope this blows up in their face.

3 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:27 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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Typical of brazen libs. Isikoff was responsible for a lot of violence in Pakistan / Afghanistan riots, which broke out after his phony story on Gitmo guards flushing the Koran down a toilet.

This scum should be defending himself in court instead of instigating attacks against our intelligence apparatus.

4 posted on 07/09/2009 9:22:47 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: razorback-bert

As I read it, Panetta found out about this
‘program’ that was considered after 9/11
but never really implemented and spilled
it to Congress ... now this.


They’ll try to use this to wander far from
this issue I’ll bet ... their eternal targets
are Pres. Bush and VP Cheney.

5 posted on 07/09/2009 9:26:42 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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I’m not so sure yet. The republicans that were there sure don’t seem ‘scared’ of this little political ploy by the dems. In fact, they seem like they want an investigation. What bother me is that Panetta is being coy with his ‘internal investigation’ and Newsweek(as usual) is misleading the public.

Thanks for the ping.

6 posted on 07/09/2009 9:27:19 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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CIA motto under Panetta: Politics over Security.

Nice "leadership", there, Schnozz.......

7 posted on 07/09/2009 9:28:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: clintonh8r

I am getting sicker and sicker of this administration by the day.

8 posted on 07/09/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT by 82ndABNOfficer
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A little background on Leon Panetta, Obama's CIA Chief...

"In April 1985 [Leon] Panetta joined with 13 of his leftist congressional colleagues — including Ron Dellums, Don Edwards, George Miller, Christopher Dodd, and Les Aspin — in sponsoring a 20th anniversary fund-raising gala for the pro-Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which had been described by Brian Crozier, director of the London Institute for the Study of Conflict, as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB." The IPS was originally funded with millions of dollars from the Faberge perfume magnate and Communist Party member Samuel Rubin and his wife."

"Readers who recall the movement to impeach Bill Clinton remember that one of the charges raised by Clinton's critics was the conflict of interest created when individuals connected with the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company (COSCO) — such as John Huang, Charles Trie, and James and Mochtar Riady — helped funnel contributions to the Clinton reelection campaign. Afterwards, the Clinton administration lobbied for granting COSCO a 10-year lease on the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California.

During a March 1997 edition of CNBC's Equal Time program, California Republican State Senator Dick Mountjoy noted that COSCO-linked arms dealer Wang Jun had been granted personal access to President Clinton, and that Wang's business associates had smuggled illegal assault weapons into California for delivery to street gangs by making use of a ship owned and operated by COSCO.

Mountjoy then stated:

The next thing you know, (then-Chief of Staff) Leon Panetta is down here negotiating that port for the Chinese.

There is much more to the COSCO-Long Beach connection than we have room for here, but a good summary of the threat the arrangement made to U.S. security may be found in an item inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon on May 20, 1997.

Even the most unbiased of observers may legitimately ask: Why on Earth is an individual who helped negotiate the turnover of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to the communist Chinese, thereby creating the threat to U.S. national security described in the Washington Times article by Rowan Scarborough and inserted into the Congressional Record by Rep. Solomon, being considered for a top position at one of our nation's most critical intelligence agencies?"

From the website of the Marxist think tank, Institute For Policy Studies...

Obama’s Agenda for Change and the 2009 Summit of the Americas


'Yes We Can' — Change for the Americas Coming from Below

Hemispheric resistance to the first attempt by the U.S. to force the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) on every nation on this continent led to its eventual defeat at the IV Summit of the Americas, held in Argentina in 2005. The organizers of the April 2009 V Summit of the Americas had hoped to focus on a social agenda of providing a decent living for all those who call the “Americas” their home. The emergence of the PPA, or Bush’s Plan B for the FTAA, represents a threat to the urgent need of having all nations in the hemisphere focus on tackling the disparities that make the region the most unequeal in the world.

According to Obama, “what's good for the people of the Americas is good for the United States.” Among the specific proposals Obama has made (political freedom and democracy; freedom from fear and security; freedom from want and opportunity) in the “New Partnership for the Americas” document, he says that “it’s time for a new alliance of the Americas” that leaves behind “eight years of failed policies” and “top down reforms”, and puts forward instead an “agenda that advances democracy, security, and opportunity from the bottom up”. For Obama to make good on his vision for a new "partnership" in the Americas, the divisive Bush PPA initiative must be laid to rest well before the April V Summit of the Americas gets underway.

The 2009 IV Peoples’ Summit in Trinidad and Tobago

On April 17-19, 2009, the IV Peoples Summit will be taking place in Port of Spain, Trinidad (while heads of state are simultaneously meeting at the V Summit of the Americas).The message of a "change agenda" for the hemisphere will be brought to the island nation by social movements coming from all points in between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego. A key focus for discussions during the People’s Summit will be the economic meltdown hitting the capitalist system, and the opening that this provides for the implementation of a peoples’ agenda promoting sustainable development, social justice, equity, and peaceful coexistence.[ie, communism/socialism -etl]

In conjunction with the Hemispheric Social Alliance, social movements present in Trinidad and Tobago will be providing a "change agenda" that, in large measure, will likely be echoed by representatives from many of the newly elected governments in Latin America and the Caribbean. The V Summit of the Americas will be an ideal setting for Obama to signal a new respectful and consultative role for the US in the Americas as well. Will Obama avail himself of the opportunity to take this courageous step forward? Ojalá!

Source: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS):

From David Horowitz's
Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS)

IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in 1978 by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin to run the church's Disarmament Program, which sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe -- in the name of "peace." In 1982 Weiss helped organize the largest pro-disarmament demonstration ever held. Staged in New York City, the rally was attended by a coalition of communist organizations. During her decade-long tenure at Riverside, which became home to the National Council of Churches, Weiss regularly received Russian KGB agents, Sandinista friends, and Cuban intelligence agents. Weiss became infamous for her role in the psychological warfare conducted against U.S. prisoners of war held in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War.

The Liberation News Service, which is a news source for hundreds of "alternative" publications nationwide (with antiwar, Marxist-oriented perspectives), was founded in 1967 with IPS assistance."

[lots more at link...]

9 posted on 07/09/2009 9:33:54 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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AQ must be lolololololololing right now.

10 posted on 07/09/2009 9:38:12 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (Hey there, White House Ha Ha Charade you are)
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thanks, for the information.
*sheer disgust*

11 posted on 07/09/2009 9:39:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0Bambi to the poor voter: Welcome to 0bamacare (Peasant Care ®) You Sucker... Now Die! :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

You’re welcome. Tip of the iceberg.

12 posted on 07/09/2009 9:40:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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If the CIA spills its secrets to scumbags like “Leaky” Leahy and other rats, then it is an utterly useless agency in the first place.

13 posted on 07/09/2009 9:45:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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House Democrats inserted language in a pending intelligence-authorization bill requiring the broader congressional oversight by requiring all members of the intel committees to be informed about secret activities. On Wednesday, in a surprise move, Obama said he would not sign the bill unless the language was stripped out.

I thought everything Pres. Bush did was bad...
14 posted on 07/09/2009 9:45:22 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama's Plan B - Payday Loans)
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To: penelopesire

Could be.

I always keep the vitriolic agenda the libs will
never relinquish for Pres. Bush and VP Cheney and
the law of unintended consequences in mind.

If they can actually get our warrior CIA analysts
and operatives under oath, I doubt they’ll limit
themselves to anything in their interrogating.

This will further tear down the morale and
incentives of those laboring so hard for our
safety ... God bless them.

15 posted on 07/09/2009 9:46:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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Thanks .. all those deals have been and
are unforgettably costly and dangerous.

16 posted on 07/09/2009 9:49:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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It’s time for Panetta’s ass to go. He is not CIA material. The CIA Director job is not a good place to put some moron just because he supported you during the election. It’s too serious of a job for that kind of crap. Panetta is a lowlife, ‘RAT politician. He needs to be doing politician crap where your major screwups do not put other people’s lives at risk.

17 posted on 07/09/2009 9:50:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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Leon should realize it is not smart to piss off the rank and file in the CIA.

Dirt on him will be in the Washington Times within the next two weeks.

18 posted on 07/09/2009 9:54:19 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: rfp1234

Why hasn’t Isikoff been brought up on charges of Traitorous Behavior and Incitibg Riots for his Intentional Lies to sabotage America.

19 posted on 07/09/2009 9:56:13 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: penelopesire
I with you P.

I think the Dems pulls this out of their hat to shield
Pelosi and draw attention away and change the Subject.

Her “the CIA lied to me” statement has really set up a
credibility gap that WE KNEW she had, but the rest of
the country is just now discovering.


20 posted on 07/09/2009 10:02:21 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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