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foxbaron
07-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Here is how to end the whole controversy on whether or not the CIA has withheld information from Congress.

From now on the CIA will notify Congress of all covert operations and any and all operations they are even thinking about, no matter how far off the wall they are, and prior to starting any operation whatsoever anywhere in the world and will keep Congress advised as to the progress of all operations as they are underway.

From now on every member of Congress, their family members and their staffs will be held accountable for any leaks about any programs or covert operations currently being conducted, being considered to be employed and even being studied for its plausability. Any leaks concerning these programs will be treated as Treason against the United States as these operations will be considered National Secrets that may be required in war time as well as to protect this Nation in peacetime.

All members of Congress will be held liable for the actions of their staff members and will be immediately removed from Office if one of their staff members leaks information. If a member of Congress leaks the information their penalty upon conviction will be death.

A thorough investigation will be conducted of all leaks and the U.S. Attorney will be required by law to prosecute any and all individuals involved, no matter how minor their part, and the U.S. Attorney will ask for the death penalty or life imprisonment depending on the level of the infraction.

All persons so convicted will automatically lose their U.S. Citizenship and will be immediately deported if a Presidential pardon is extended to them for any reason whatever.

NOW, how many members of Congress are willing to be held to this standard?

How many members of Congress would now want to be on these Intelligence Committees?

This law is about as stupid as expecting the CIA or any other Intelligence Agency to always tell Congress the truth or not withhold certain types of information from Congress when they know damn well the Congress can not and will not keep secrets.

Bill Cosby
07-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Well I did like that part about deporting members of congress... Any place in particular???

I would humbly suggest a guest suite in Cuba while the details of their deportation & subsequent eviction is worked out......

Albania seems popular as they will take about anybody & it seems like a pretty miserable place.....

Smurf-Herder
07-14-2009, 11:37 PM
Part of the problem is, you can't even trust people the CIA not to leak secrets. And when they do, you can't trust anyone to investigate and hold them accountable.

They actually tried once, during Bush's term. The CIA wouldn't even cooperate with the DOJ on the investigation.

The Professor
07-14-2009, 11:55 PM
Here is how to end the whole controversy on whether or not the CIA has withheld information from Congress.

From now on the CIA will notify Congress of all covert operations and any and all operations they are even thinking about, no matter how far off the wall they are, and prior to starting any operation whatsoever anywhere in the world and will keep Congress advised as to the progress of all operations as they are underway.

From now on every member of Congress, their family members and their staffs will be held accountable for any leaks about any programs or covert operations currently being conducted, being considered to be employed and even being studied for its plausability. Any leaks concerning these programs will be treated as Treason against the United States as these operations will be considered National Secrets that may be required in war time as well as to protect this Nation in peacetime.

All members of Congress will be held liable for the actions of their staff members and will be immediately removed from Office if one of their staff members leaks information. If a member of Congress leaks the information their penalty upon conviction will be death.

A thorough investigation will be conducted of all leaks and the U.S. Attorney will be required by law to prosecute any and all individuals involved, no matter how minor their part, and the U.S. Attorney will ask for the death penalty or life imprisonment depending on the level of the infraction.

All persons so convicted will automatically lose their U.S. Citizenship and will be immediately deported if a Presidential pardon is extended to them for any reason whatever.

NOW, how many members of Congress are willing to be held to this standard?

How many members of Congress would now want to be on these Intelligence Committees?

This law is about as stupid as expecting the CIA or any other Intelligence Agency to always tell Congress the truth or not withhold certain types of information from Congress when they know damn well the Congress can not and will not keep secrets.

and to think there's one headcase amongst us who so mindlessly suggests you get all your ideas from beck or rush or fox...

nonsense

this is obviously an original piece, well thought out

and it is clearly the reasoned humanism of mr rg

i recognize the unique and original thought process

as well as its power

and every word is perfectly spelled

LOL!

a pleasure to read, friend, thanks, cliff