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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Abolish the CIA?

Last Sunday I asked whether it was time to shut down the CIA -- Christopher Hitchens says it is.

The system is worse than useless—it's a positive menace. We need to shut the whole thing down and start again.
And while we're at it there are a lot of other agencies that need a good house-cleaning. The "professionals" in government must be brought to heel and made to understand that their role is to execute policy, not to make it.

Read Hitchens' piece here.