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“Donald Trump criticised for lack of respect to intelligence professionals”

What a laugh.

The dirty-deeds gang at CIA can’t stand the idea that Trump doesn’t automatically put them on the highest pedestal.

These are, by the way, the very guys who gave you reports of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. The very guys who helped topple a democratic government in Ukraine. The very guys who never explained anything about 9/11 worth reading. The guys who still have never told us what surely is known of Kennedy’s assassination.

Trump is the straightest shooter as President we’ve had in a long time, and his reaction to this whole set of doubtful events (Russian hacking) and an even more doubtful report is precisely why he was elected and why we can look forward to some good things in 2017.

He says, “show me,” and if you can’t show him, you can hardly demand respect.


 Response to another reader’s fatuous comment defending the CIA’s record:

 That is the only instance you can think of where CIA was wrong [weapons of mass destruction in Iraq]?

Just shows how utterly uninformed you are.

The CIA never, for example, over decades, and despite truckloads of money spent, got the official estimates for the USSR close to right.

And there have been countless blunders and gross stupidities.

After all, as was once wisely said, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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