Abolish the CIA

Former President Harry Truman said he'd wanted to create the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason that George W. Bush said he'd wanted to create the director of national intelligence, in order to have a single agency reconcile conflicting information from various other agencies.

"I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations," wrote Truman, who wanted the CIA restricted to "intelligence."
> Harry Truman: Limit CIA Role To Intelligence
> McClatchy: WikiLeaks shows CIA cracked smart phones, hid flaws from Apple
> David Talbot: The Devil's Chessboard
> Douglas Valentine: The Phoenix Program
> CNN: Karzai: CIA Promises to Continue Cash Payments
> The Atlantic: Drone War Has More Victims Than Bush-Era CIA Scandals
> Washington Post: An Alternative Explanation for Benghazi

We've now had 70 years of government overthrows, election interference, arming of terrorists, kidnapping, murder, torture, lies to justify wars, bribery of foreign officials, cyber-attacks, and other sorts of "peacetime cloak and dagger," plus open warfare waged by this unaccountable agency including through the use of drones.

With vast sums of unaccounted-for money, much of it generated by off-the-books proprietary companies and illegal activities like drug smuggling, the CIA spreads corruption around the world. This corruption undermines the U.S. government and the rule of law. CIA attacks on foreign governments and peoples backfire against the United States time and time again.

We've just learned that the CIA has been illegally keeping secret and exploiting weaknesses in U.S. companies' technology, hiding flaws from Apple, Google, and all of their customers.

Please add your name to this petition to Congress:

We urge you to abolish the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8046 9 months ago Gary O'Rourke Birmingham, ot
8045 9 months ago Anonymous atlanta, GA
8044 9 months ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
8043 9 months ago Mary Crawford East Lansing, MI
8042 9 months ago Peter Arsenault Rochester, MA
8041 9 months ago Anonymous New York, NY
8040 9 months ago John Vine-Hodge Raleigh, NC
8039 9 months ago Anonymous b c, OR
8038 9 months ago Anonymous Marlette, MI
8037 9 months ago Anonymous oakland, CA
8036 9 months ago Nick Dembski Hilliard, OH
8035 9 months ago Horace Work Denvver, CO
8034 9 months ago Nathan Stock Farmington, UT
8033 9 months ago Adam Borchert WINNIPEG, MB
8032 9 months ago Bonnie Faith-Smith Cambridge, MA
8031 9 months ago Bonnie Faith-Smith Cambridge, MA
8030 9 months ago Paul D'Amato Easton, CT
8029 9 months ago Anonymous Greensboro, NC
8028 9 months ago kathryn Power-O'Brien Minneapolis, MN Yes...Time to be accountable...Away with it!
8027 9 months ago Margaret Simonsen Vallejo, CA
8026 9 months ago Susan Ocean Porterville, CA
8025 9 months ago Nathalie-Barbara Robisco Bastia, ot
8024 9 months ago Miguel Villanueva Orland park, IL
8023 9 months ago d kraus wheatley, NY
8022 9 months ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
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